“It should not be the aim of kingdom believers literally to imitate the outward life of Jesus in the flesh but rather to share his faith; to trust God as he trusted God and to believe in men as he believed in men.” [UB 196:1:5]
Thought Adjuster: “Jesus was an accomplished young man who gathered practical experience in many domains: wood-working, tent-making, weaving, boat-building, fishing, scribing, interpreting, teaching, healing, and more. He never turned down any opportunity to acquire new skills. The most outstanding spiritual teacher of all was in continuous training.
It is your unique personality traits, skills, and talents that hold the clues about your particular life calling. If you tried to imitate Jesus’ outward life, you would probably be doomed for failure and disappointment, as your unique talents may lay somewhere else. You would then need another savior to remove you from such sticky predicaments.
All that you have to emulate is Jesus’ inward life—his ‘heart-titude.’ The saving grace of his life lies in the inspirational and innovative ways he responded to any challenging situation—coming up and modeling surprisingly positive reactional patterns.
How was he able to accomplish so much solo? Centuries later, you still benefit from the legacy of his shining example—a privilege he did not have as a spiritual pioneer. His force resided in his faith. His go-to, for lack of human partners operating at his level, was his indwelling divine Fragment.
You, too, can tremendously benefit from the life-coaching of your divine Indweller, who remains on standby until you acknowledge Its inconspicuous presence and accept Its proffered generous assistance.
Jesus’ Spirit of Truth, the motherly Holy Spirit, and your loyal guardian angels are shadowing you—or rather illuminating your mind with their subliminal input to help you follow the inward and Godward trail blazed by Jesus for all to follow.
Worship was the reliable gateway that Jesus used to connect with the highest spiritual guidance available to him. It is where he wishes for you to emulate him.”