3 John 1:11 – Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.
Lord God, living in this world there isn’t a lot of behavior out there that I’d really like to imitate. So much of what I see on TV isn’t something that I want to copy, not the language and not the behavior. So much of what I hear in the language of people and from their behavior isn’t that great. And it’s everywhere. It’s easy to fall into a monkey see, monkey do way of living. I learn to imitate what I see and hear. Lord, influence me by your Spirit and by your Word so that more and more I imitate you. Help my words to be influenced by the good things of your Word so that I say what is good, pleasing and pleasant. Help my actions to be guided by your Spirit into the path of what is good. Compel all my motives so that all that I do is driven by your love for me. Work in my, Lord God, from the inside out so that I thoroughly like you in my life. And, then, Lord God, let your work in me be evident to the world so that when they see me, they see you. Amen.