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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Made In His Likeness To Be Like Him

In review of Genesis 1:26 it says, “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.”

Bottom Line:
God said, “Let us make a man, someone like ourselves,

What this means to me:
God has made and crafted me in his likeness, to be like Him.

I’m learning that while I may not be physically like God (as we are not sure what he looks like), I do have the ability to reflect his character in my love, patience, forgiveness, kindness, and faithfulness.

Knowing that I'm made in God's image and thus share many of his characteristics provides a solid basis for my self-worth. What I”m finding is that human worth is not based on possessions, achievements, physical attractiveness, or public acclaim. Instead, it is based on being made in God's image. Because I bear God's image, I can feel positive about myself.

And so, I was created in God’s image. He didn’t create me to be average and He certainly doesn’t want me to barely scrape by. I was made to excel in all things, to honor Him in all I say and do, to share the love of Christ with those who are hurting.

I can also leave my faults at the Cross as I ask the Father for complete forgiveness. And if I find myself off course, its ok to alter it to get back into the direction God has for me. I need to be open to change and sensitive to what the Lord is telling me.

Whatever I do today, I should do it with all I have, as if unto the King Himself. He has changed me to live with excellence as an example of what His children can accomplish here on earth. So I should make the very best use of today and let the light of God’s love shine so brightly that all those who come into contact with me will want His light too.