Cute, but not quite the same, it is her own impression.
I was reading this morning in 1 Thessalonians about this concept. In verse 7 Paul is telling the church of the Thessalonains "you became an example to all the believers..." The original Greek word used for "example" was used to describe a seal that marked wax, or a stamp that minted coins. A permanent, constant impression.
It got me thinking. Who's "impression" am I leaving on those around me? Am I leaving my mark, or God's? If Paul was commending the church about the example they were leaving, it was a Godly example, because Paul didnt grant praise to anything that was not Godly.
I was reading yesterday on one of the blogs that I follow that they have obtained 10,000 followers! Well of course that pushed me to lament last night about how I could get more followers to my blog. Then my dear sweet husband asked "What is the reason for your blog?" and I quickly stated "So people can read the stuff I write." I instantly wished I could have pulled those words back in my mouth. That was not the reason I originally had in starting this blog. I feel as though God has revealed some wonderful stuff to me, and I would be doing an injustice by not sharing it. It has nothing to do with me.
So my wonderful followers, all 10 of you, I hope that the impression I leave on you is that of God. And if you are the only 10 followers I ever have, I pray that the impression you receive of me every time I write is that of a Godly one.
I apologize for my "follower envy." Please forgive me J