I don’t look like my father, but I look like my father’s mother. Often, we can be placed into a family by our physical appearance. I have a half-sister who looks more like me than either of my sisters with whom I share both parents.
Our heavenly father wants us to look like him too! So he molds our character through life’s challenges to make us look more like him if we will cooperate.Our heavenly father wants us to look like him too! So he molds our character through life's challenges to make us look more like him if we will cooperate. #memorizetheword #averseaweek Click To Tweet
When I first started to study the scriptures, I read discipline as punishment. That is not what this verse refers to. The verse speaks of a loving father who molds our character.
It’s a poor father who does not take enough interest in his child to influence their character for good. God is not that type of father. So the challenge is to lean into the molding. To trust the hands that mold. To see the challenges and the trials of life as opportunities to reflect a character that will cause others to take one look and place me in his family!
I pray this week you will look at each obstacle in your life through the eyes of the father who would coax your character into a reflection of him.