Did you ever have to draw something in school and you tried and got a mess? But then you see the masterpiece. You trace a picture and put the masterpiece behind your paper; follow the lines and soon you have a pretty good image. In 1 Peter 2:21, it says that the Lord is, in the original language, the word is huppogrammos, which means the underwriting. It means the writing that’s placed underneath that scribes use to copy. So Messiah’s life is the huppogrammos, the underwriting. Let me tell you how to apply this to your life. When you follow your own will, you’ll end up with a mess. But your life can become a masterpiece. How? Realize Messiah is not just the teacher or the hope in your life; he’s the huppogrammos. It means He’s the one you trace. How do you put Him up to your life? You line up your life, your heart His way, and see if it lines up. The minute you start tracing it you guide everything by that. Follow your course as Messiah because He is the underwriting, the huppogrammos, and your life will become a masterpiece.
Seek today to follow the footsteps of Messiah in every situation – what would Messiah do? Go and do likewise.