Faithful Friday: In His Image

26 July 2013

Have you ever wondered if you were awkward, not kind, too kind, too smart, not smart, too witty, too dull, too creative, too affectionate, standoffish, too introverted, too extroverted, beautiful, not beautiful, good enough, or not good enough? Doesn't that all seem so exhausting? All those millions of thoughts running through your mind? We do it to ourselves all the time. Well at least I know I do! One of the things I struggled with was allowing different things to definite my value. 

Jobs, relationships, family, friends, possessions and looks do not define us. Some times we get so wrapped in how the world views us because we want other people to see our value. Even if you are a housewife, a student, or a careered woman those things can change but one things remains the same and that is God's love for you. He loves us because we are his own creation. Just like a mother and father are in awe of the child they created, God rejoices and sings over us because we are created in His image, Zephaniah 3:17


You are probably wondering, what does that really mean? How do we resemble God? How are we created in His Image? Well here's how....

We are Creative, because God is creative. He created the heavens and the earth - and us, Genesis 1.

We are a Trinity like God. He is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - we are mind, body, and spirit, Matthew 28:19.

We are Spiritual like God because we have been given the Holy Spirit without limit, John 3:34.

We are Purposedbecause God is a purposeful creator and has great plans for our lives, Jeremiah 29:11-14.

We are like God because we are his children and heirs to the Kingdom of Heaven, Romans 8:16.


God has made us in His image and if you think He's finished - He's not. He continues to mold us to be more like him every single day.Your smile, your voice, your eyes, your hands, your character, your heart and your beautiful spirit were all carefully crafted by God. So any time you are tempted to ponder about your value look towards God because His love defines how valuable we are. We have great worth because we were made in His remarkable Image, Genesis 1:27.


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16 comments:

  1. Thanks God! I love this... this truth! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love this. Great reminder! Have a great weekend :)

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  4. What a beautiful post, Charity! Thanks for joining in on the linkup!!!

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  5. Love this post! Our worth is in and from Him, not in our jobs, possessions or friends.

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  6. I never cease to get amazed over the idea that God gets as excited over me as I do my own child. Gets me every. single. time. And I don't even come close to being able to wrap my mind around it still :) great post!

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  7. I love love love this and so need the reminder sometimes! It's so tempting to try and find identity outside of God, but it's much better to rest in who He is and how He sees me rather than how everyone else sees me.

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  8. What a beautiful post and wonderful reminder. As always, thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a great reminder. It's so silly, but I know I'm a child of God, but I never really compared it to the love I have for my child. Whoa. What would God want anything BUT the best for us?
    Ginny

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  10. What a great perspective! Thanks for sharing these verses!!

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  12. Such a beautiful post. It amazes me how the enemy can often use that part of our humanity that has the tendency to look towards other things to define who we are as a way to hold us prisoner within ourselves. Sometimes when I'm having that "ho hum" kind of feeling, that's when these rushing thoughts of my value come to play. It's a joy to know that God is not looking at those external factors to give me value. He has given me value because He made me. And that's enough!

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  13. Great post! You're absolutely right! Wow! We image God in so many ways and not because of us but because of Him! Great post!

    I' love these link-ups because we all have such different ways of expressing how we view certain biblical truths! I wrote a post on image last night and it was such a good reminder that we are his masterpieces and he has put purpose in us by declaring that we are made in his image. What a cool thing!!

    Elena

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  14. Girl, I love this!! I loved how you had a verse for each thing, so so true! Beautifully written.

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  15. We are not finished--thank you for this reminder, Charity! It is so easy for me to feel that bad times are the end, but they most definitely are not! There is not only hope that comes with that, but so much comfort in bad times, too.

    p.s. I love how our posts are similar! Blog twins for the win. :)

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