Sunday, August 15, 2010

Living with the Image of God

Today I heard a sermon that I wanted to share with you about how God spoke to me.
I don't know about you but I struggle... I feel like I fall short everyday. Some days I feel like I don't have much value or I get so overwhelmed thinking " is all this really making a difference?" I joke sometimes saying "another groundhog day" of all the same things to get done.
This sermon challenged me to look at it differently. We do all have value because we are made in the image of God. Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. He created each and everyone one of us .. he designed how many hairs we have on our heads to the tips of our toes nails. Every fine detail about us was created by God. Since he created us we share many of his characteristics. We have value and a purpose because he wouldn't have created us if we didn't. We all have the importance and are chosen to make this earth a place with God.
He also says ..
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven
He's going to make this place his Kingdom as it is in Heaven. He is coming to this planet so it's time for all of us to get ready. Just say if you had a special guest coming over for dinner .. really special like the mayor .. we would be frantically cleaning and preparing for him. We need to be doing the same . This is why we are made to bring his Kingdom to this earth. When you feel called to serve someone or help them, that is what it means to be a human being... he has designed us to crave that. Help us all to leave as servents of your kingdom, Lord. Our project is to devote yourself to the Kingdom of God... it's why we keep breathing for his purpose. He is inviting us to transform this world.. I don't know about you but today that gave me great value and purpose for my life! Even after all the diapers, meals and laundry I'm making a difference to three beautiful children made in the image of Gods. We can never be totally like God but we do have the ability to reflect his character in our love, patience, forgiveness, kindness and faithfulness. I do hope our children find Jesus as the answer someday but until then it's my job to love them just as God loves me.

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