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in God's image

Genesis 1:27

27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.

There have been times when I have struggled with this concept. How can we have been made in God’s likeness when we are saturated in sin? How can we possibly be anything like God?

God is spirit. He does not have a body like you and I do, so how can we be anything like God? God created us with a spirit, He also created us with the same characteristics that He embodies.

God created to love as He loves, to be gentle in our interactions with others, to share ourselves with others, to live with passion and joy, and to love peace. We have all the goodness of God within us.

In His goodness, He also gave us the freedom to choose how we want to live. Adam and Eve had the freedom to choose and through their choice, they brought sin into the world.

I know there are times when we blow it big time. We will always make mistakes, we will always sin. Don’t let that discourage you. We were made to be like God!

Psalm 145:17

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.

We should aspire to be righteous in all our ways and faithful in all we do. We can live our lives in the spirit of God.

Don’t beat yourself up when you sin, ask forgiveness and move on. God doesn’t hold on to our sin.

I am challenging you to search the Bible and find out who God is. Write down all the characteristics of God that you find and hang the list up where you will see it every day. Use this as affirmation of YOUR true character.

Never give up aspiring to be like God. This should be our passion in life. When life gets tough and you need some help pursuing God’s likeness, just ask Him to help you. He is here with us. He will never leave us nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6, Hebrews 13:5).

God’s character lives within us. There is no one else I’d rather be like. How about you?

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