Image

 

You and I are the image of God!  We have been given, His ‘looks’ and His characteristics. Why? To show Him to the World and help them understand that we’re not a chance, roll-of-the-dice, experiment. God created us to be like Him!  He gave us the choice to do so.

Jesus portrays the characteristics of God. He came as a tiny, human, baby to save us and show us who God really is. God sent us His one and only Son to help us understand His great, incredible, merciful, grace-full, never-ending love for us.

In His image, we have ALL of His characteristics. We are creative, authoritative (over all of Creation – Genesis 1:28). We can reason, communicate, and love. And so many more… And one more thing, we look like Him!

Man and woman are equal. Although He gave us different genders we are equal in not only His sight but His thoughts. (1 Corinthians 11:11)

I am humbled that He chose to create me in His image. Aren’t you?

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie

Who Else But God?

While giving some thought to Numbers 6:24-25 this crossed my mind; Who else can do the job God does with these things?
Who blesses you like God does?
Who keeps you like God does?
Who shines (His light is on us and around us constantly!) on you like God does?
Who is gracious to you like God is?
Blessings to you and yours!
Marie

His Glory Is Ours

For the very glory You have given to Me I have given them so that they will be joined together as one and experience the same unity that we enjoy. You live fully in Me and now I live fully in them so that they will experience perfect unity, and the world will be convinced that You have sent Me, for they will see that You love each one of them with the same passionate love that you have for Me.  John 17:22-23 TPT

I have given them the glory that you gave Me, that they be one as We are one – – I in them and You in Me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me. John 17:22-23 NIV

I read these words and thought of how divided this world is and that it does not need to be so. There are some very powerful truths in God’s Word. If we are claiming to be God’s children then every verse, every word, every breath, of the Bible is ours to claim. With that thought in mind take a look at what He’s given us: 

We are unified because Christ lives in us. That ‘connection’ is unbreakable when we ask forgiveness for our sins and believe that Jesus is the One and Only Son of God and our personal Savior. 

DO YOU?

Click on the picture at the lift and worship with me.  Oh, the Glory of His Presence.

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie

All scripture used in this post is connected to Bible Gateway.

The picture at the top is God’s Glory written in Arabic script.

A Living Sacrifice

 

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2

Our bodies belong to God because He gave His body for us.

We must live a holy life that becomes an acceptable sacrifice to Him.

Conforming to the culture of the world is unexceptable to our Holy God.

God transforms us when we allow Him to change how we think.

God’s will for us is good, pleasing to both Him and those around us. He is perfecting us to approach His Throne in Heaven where we will see His perfect holiness.

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie

All scripture connections (in blue) are with Bible Gateway.

He Has All Of Me

GOD is striding ahead of you. Proudly, with importance in His step. He’s covering every second, every nuance of this day.

He’s right there with you.  Not just ahead but in front, back, sides, up and down.  In my mind, my heart, my soul.  He has all of me. He’s covering every second, every nuance of this day.

He won’t let you down.  He keeps all of His promises, faithfully.  He never fails me.

Don’t be intimidated.  There are bullies and controllers everywhere, including my inner mind!  Stop listening to them.  Only God is worth consistently listening to!

Don’t worry! Just stop letting whatever is bothering you have such control.  God is in control.  He has it all covered.

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie

Scripture references are from Bible Gateway.