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“I beg of you, brethren, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You have done me no wrong” (Galatians 4:12)

What we are to be, we do not know.  This we do know; we are to become like Christ.  Wherever you see Christ modeled, follow that example.  Give up yourself and become one who loves your neighbor.  Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the Spirit of Christ.  All of these are the same things.  We are to be focused on becoming whom God is making us to be.

Lord, let me see through this age and everything that gets in the way of me simply becoming like Christ.  Help me to see examples that I may follow.  Help me to not be worried about what others’ think.  Throughout the day, bring me reminders that I have been called through the water and word of my baptism to become as one of the saints.  Conform me to the image of Christ and keep me close to You.

Come, Holy Spirit, and minister as I need to be ministered to.  Guide me in Your goodness to see through the nonsense of this world and live into the life for which I was created.  Help me to follow the good example of others that I may become a good example for others.  All of this is a result of Your working in me.  Lead me this day in the way You know I need to go.  Amen.