Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. 6 Recognize Him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Made in the Image of God.

The attributes of God are to be revealed in our relationships.

I am made in the image of God. He made me a man. Genesis 5:2. He made me with specific attributes that no one else has. I am unique. And in the eyes of God, irreplaceable. Priceless!

What does that mean?

It means I was created to manifest, and reveal the attributes of God in a unique way. How? Think relationships. I am a child of God. I am a friend of Christ. I am part of the body of Christ. I am the Bride of Christ.

I have everything in me, as God's creation, born again by the Holy Spirit, as an individual, to reveal God's nature and unfathomable love for us all.

Well, it certainly begins with me. Like Jesus said to the harlot, "neither do I condemn you, now go sin no more." Wow, be blameless, which means being innocent of wrongdoing. How is it possible for me to do that?  Jesus said...

Matthew 11: 28. Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest. 29. Place my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble,n and you will find rest for your souls,o 30. because my yoke is pleasant and my burden is light.”

Sin no more? Even the apostle Paul said "the things that I don't want to do, that I do". And, "I am the chief of sinners". And yet he says, "be a follower of me, as I follow Christ".

Really? Yes. As he followed Christ. Did he know something I need to know?

How can I "rest" if I am to "sin" no more? Learn to "Be" who God created you to be. Mary chose the better part.

Luke 10: 38 Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. 40But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; 42 there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”

Who has God created you to be? Only He knows. He aches for the chance to tell you. Do you want to know? Are you paying attention? Are you resting at His feet listening? "Let this mind be in you that is in Christ Jesus". We are not to be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of our mind.

Behold, the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent (change the way you think) and be baptized (engulfed) into the everlasting Love of God. A lifestyle of repentance is a lifelong journey of transformation into the "Likeness and image" of Jesus. He is our example. Our friend. Our Savior, and Lord.

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