"Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.
Don't allow love to turn into lust, setting off a downhill slide into sexual promiscuity, filthy practices, or bullying greed. Though some tongues just love the taste of gossip, those who follow Jesus have better uses for language than that. Don't talk dirty or silly. That kind of talk doesn't fit our style. Thanksgiving is our dialect.
You can be sure that using people or religion or things just for what you can get out of them—the usual variations on idolatry—will get you nowhere, and certainly nowhere near the kingdom of Christ, the kingdom of God ..." (Ephesians 5:1-20, The Message)
Imitate: appear like, as in behavior or appearance; make a reproduction or copy of ; reproduce someone's behavior or looks
I was talking with my daughter and sister about homosexuality, about how it's not of God; how it's fruitless.
Then the Spirit said to me "True. But, as a gay man who longs to be a woman, imitates women, so you, Kim, long for and imitate ADONAI."
"As a lesbian woman who longs to be a man, imitates men, so you, Kim, long for and imitate CHRIST."
"They will go to great lengths to be like a man or a woman."
"You, Kim, go to greath lengths for your heavenly calling." (Hebrews 11:15-16)
"They conform their patterns to that of the sex they long to be."
"You, Kim, be transformed by the renewing of your mind, no longer conforming to the pattern of this world." (Romans 12:1-3)
" They cross-dress."
"You, Kim, clothe yourself with JESUS." (Romans 13:14)
"They go under the knife to have their bodies transformed into the image of the sex they long to be."
"You, Kim, stay under the the word of God, a double-edge sword that penetrates even to dividing your soul and spirit, joints and marrow." (Hebrews 4:12-13)
Scripture taken from The Message. ©1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group.