We were made in God's image. How awesome is that!?
So much about us, about people gives us a glimpse of God's heart and character. Even the tiniest cells in our physical body loudly proclaim that He is God. Like laminin, stand in awe of God by watching the video.
And not only our physical bodies displays the glory of God, so does ouir inner being, our soul- our mind, will and emotions. They also can be a reflection of God's heart and character. Like when I read some of my favorite blogs like Don Brewster's he helps me see God as the Hope Bringer and the Rescuer. Ann Voskamp reminds me of God's Grace and Beauty and Shaun Groves helps me see God's Honor and Wisdom. His Passion for the lost through Eternity Impact, His Servant-Heartedness through people like Equipping for EMinistry and 1+1+1=1.
What a gift that God has made us in His image and put us right smack in front of each other, because right perspective leaks. It is so easy to get so focused on ourselves and on our circumstances, so focused on the here and now to the point we don't see God.
Just like I read today in 2 Sam. 2:8-9. After Saul and Jonothan die, Abner makes Ish-Bosheth King. Gotta give him credit for his initative, but God had appointed David to be the next king yet here is Abner taking initative to build his own kingdom. Let me just say that if I were alive then and knew David was suppose to be the next king, I would be worrying that things werent working out quite right.
But God is not worried thinking, "Oh no! Abner is setting up Ish-Bosheth as King of Judah before I did. Now I can't make David king." That just sounds ridiculous, yet that is totally how I would feel! When I think of it this way, recognizing what worry shows me I am believing about God my foolishness is exposed and I am driven to my knees in humility. And it shows me how quick I can get my eyes fixed on circumstances and driven to worry instead of keeping my eyes fixed on Christ and reminding myself to believe whats true about Him.
Oh Lord, thank you for putting people, your image-bearers right in front of our face. Oh Lord, open our eyes to see You, Your heart, Your character. Show us Your glory Lord. Like Max Lucado says, “Flex your biceps. Let me see the S on your chest. Your preeminence. Your heart-stopping, ground-shaking extra-spectacularness. Would you stun me with your strength? Numb me with your wisdom? Steal my breath with a brush of yours?” And Lord, let us be reflections of You. We can do nothing eternal apart from You, so we yield and ask that You would do it through us. Give others a glimpse of You through us.
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