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Written by Dallas Willard (1935-2013), an American philosopher known for his writings on Christian spiritual formation.  This is an excerpt from his work “Renewing the Christian Mind: Essays, Interviews, and Talks.”

Spiritual formation in Christ is the process through which disciples or apprentices of Jesus take on the qualities or characteristics of Christ himself, in every essential dimension of human personality. The overall orientation of their will, the kinds of thoughts and feelings that occupy them, the “automatic” inclinations and “readinesses” of their body in action, the prevailing posture of their relations toward others, and the harmonious wholeness of their soul—these all, through the formative processes undergone by his disciples, increasingly come to resemble the personal dimensions of their master. “A pupil is not above his teacher,” Jesus said, “but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40).


This prayer is from the PrayRay prayer website.

Man is not perfect so if I make a man my ultimate role model, then I am bound to do mistakes or fail. But if I make you Lord my ultimate role model, a light will shine on my path. I will never be able to make mistakes, and I will be successful.  Therefore, Lord Jesus, I make you my number one role model today. I want to do the things you do, I want to behave just like you, I want to show love to people and heal people. I pray that you help me, Lord. Amen.

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