In the image of God…

LENT ADVENTURE 2016“God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.” God created human beings; he created them godlike, Reflecting God’s nature. He created them male and female. God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.””Genesis 1:26-28

Yes we were here yesterday, but it’s worth dwelling on! “To be made in God’s image means to be in connection to God through Christ and to be designed for reflection of God and God’s glory.” -Scot McKnight

In the beginning, humans were made to be in relationship and to be responsible. In relationship with God and responsible for the world around us. We were created to be creative. To rule and reign with love, care, kindness, grace and mercy. In short, to be like Jesus

 

Today, reflect on your relationship with God? Are you connected to Him? Are you being like Jesus?

In what ways have you damaged or tarnished the image of God in you?

Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with the fruit of the Spirit:  love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Gal 5:22-23

For the full LENT ADVENTURE verses, day by day, click here.

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