Several years ago I worked in a Christian Bookstore. When customers would come in and purchase bibles for themselves or for other people, it was customary to ask if they would like to have the bible imprinted. Imprinting meant using material to press down on the leather that would place the name on the bible for a lifetime.
In life we are constantly imprinting whether we realize it or not. How? We imprint by the words we speak, how we react in certain situations and how we carry ourselves on a daily basis. Through our imprinting, we show our true appearance. This appearance is what God sees ALL the time, our heart.
In the video above, a four-letter word flies out of the little boy’s mouth and the dad realizes he has made an impression on his son. The father’s eyes are opened to how much his son is watching his actions and listening to his words. The little boy expresses how much he wants to be like his daddy.
When we accept Christ into our lives, we are allowing God to imprint our hearts and lives. It is in this imprinting that we would desire to be just like our “daddy” God. We should want to walk in the steps of His Son, Christ and extend the grace that has been extended to us to those placed in our path’s.
As we journey through the days ahead, may we realize that people are watching us, our actions and listening to our words. We may never know who’s life we will be imprinting.
“Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in the world, in conduct, in love in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In ALL your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
“Lord, You are the beginning, the end, and the very essence of love in me. Open my eyes to see as You see and love others through me.” Sandy Smith
- “a believer or an unbeliever” (altruistico.wordpress.com)
- The Fast that Keeps (glory2godforallthings.com)
- Intentional Discipleship: A Warning (calltoprayerministriesblog.org)