“Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you” (1 Corinthians 11:1-2).
What we will be we do not know says Saint John, but this we know, we will be like Christ. How then do we pursue this? Is it not to imitate Christ-like behavior? This is what Paul is telling us. Imitate Christ-like behavior and soon you will become one who behaves that way. Put on Christ and soon others will see Christ in you. This is how we live into that to which we have been called.
Lord, I want to figure everything out before I move forward. You have given me faith that I may move forward. Remove from me the hesitation that I may move without thinking all of these things through, for how can I know what it is to become like Christ unless I move in the direction of imitating what You show me to be Christ-like behavior. Move me, Lord, that I may move as You direct.
Lord Jesus, You have come as a model of the godly life. You are not there just to be viewed, but to be emulated. Help me Lord to abide in You and You in me that I may become as You are. Today and each day You give me in this age, guide me to see that in You is the hope which I seek. Lead me through all of the illusions of this age to live into that which is everlasting through You. Amen.