While worshiping in a church service, Jonathan Keating couldn’t help but reflect on how important godly men are in the ministry.
Godly Men and Women
Role models are important for a person’s growth. Positive role models drive us to strive for the standards they have established and have an impact on our behavior, often by mirroring what they’re doing.
Role models are important for this reason. A positive role model can sometimes have a greater impact on a kid or young person than their own parents.
That is why godly men and women are needed in the church. The kids and the younger generations look at them and see if God is truly reflected in their lives. Now more than ever, Jesus’ example should be exemplified through the lives of godly men and women. So that children will not look for it anywhere else, like on social media or from other influences.
Godly Men Follow Jesus’s Example
A few of the verses that command Christians to be like Christ are:
“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect” (Romans 12:1-2, NLT).
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“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10, NLT).
“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God” (Ephesians 5:1-2, NLT).
Jonathan Keating’s Reflection
As reflectors of Jesus, Christians ought to follow the verses mentioned above and more. With this in mind, Jonathan Keating couldn’t help but think about how crucial godly men are in the ministry while worshiping in a church service.
In an Instagram caption, he wrote:
“During worship, I watched as a male leader worshiped with his eyes closed and hands lifted high, completely immersed. As I watched, I noticed a group of young boys around him, watching intently as he poured out his heart to God. In that moment each boy in his own timing began to enter into worship following the example set before them.
“At that moment, I was moved. It was a powerful reminder of the impact that men make in the lives of young boys. Godly Men, fathers, and grandfathers, are the role models our young boys need on their journey of faith.
“In a world where role models are often limited to pop stars and social media influencers, it’s more important than ever to show our children what it looks like to love Jesus!”
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