We are told in Ephesians 5: 1-2 We are told to be imitators of God and walk in love , just as Christ did, and be a sacrifice to God. The question many have is how do we do all of that?
In Luke 6: 12-19 we are given three aspects of what Jesus did on a daily basis and I believe if we do these three things we will find the answer to that question. Is actually simple as looking Upward, drawing Inward as we reach Outward.
Luke 6: 12 At about that same time he climbed a mountain to pray. He was there all night in prayer before God.
Jesus continually looked UPWARD to His Father. If we will follow this pattern by spending time each day talking with the Father and listening to what He is saying to us the next two aspects of Jesus ministry will flow in and through our lives.
If you have a difficult time spending 30-60 minutes in prayer at one time I suggest you find many small moments to pray.
Luke 6: 13-16 He was there all night in prayer before God. The next day he summoned his disciples; from them he selected twelve he designated as apostles:
Simon, whom he named Peter,
Andrew, his brother,
James, son of Alphaeus,
Simon, called the Zealot,
Judas, son of James,
Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
Jesus looked INWARD to those close to Him and was concerned about them. He shared with them in intimate ways and was transparent with them.
Luke 6: 17-19 Coming down off the mountain with them, he stood on a plain surrounded by disciples, and was soon joined by a huge congregation from all over Judea and Jerusalem, even from the seaside towns of Tyre and Sidon. They had come both to hear him and to be cured of their ailments. Those disturbed by evil spirits were healed. Everyone was trying to touch him—so much energy surging from him, so many people healed!
Jesus was listening and looking for opportunities to move OUTWARD to those who were hurting around Him.