Made in His Image.
In this podcast I want to remind you that you, yes, you are made in God’s image. That makes you incredibly valuable to God and why that reality should matter to you!
Genesis 1:27 NIV So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
God created formed and shaped you in your mother’s womb.
Fashioned from the very imagination of God into the likeness of God to be His representative. The fact that humans are made in the image of God is the very core of the sanity of life.
Made in His Image
Made like God…in His imagine…
Grasp the magnitude of that reality. You are made like God.
Faithful and True (Rev 19:11)
The Truth (John 14:6)
Love (1 John 4:8)
Just (2 Thess. 1:6)
All powerful (Matt 28:18)
Holy (1 Peter 1:16)
Everyone of us, regardless of abilities, disabilities, beauty or blemishes is valuable beyond measure because we are God’s masterpiece.
Valuable, no Priceless
Psalms 139:13-16 says it best;
13For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
Quoting these Scriptures should be part of your regular routine.
We were trying to sell a truck.
We didn’t use it very often; but it was in great shape and it should be benefiting someone. We put it up for sale at a really good price. Almost immediately we began to get calls. Most of them were genuinely interested, but one man “low balled” our suggested price with the comment, “I’ll give you $800 for the truck.”
It was a ridiculous price. Wayne, just chuckled, “Oh, no you won’t! I know what this truck is worth.”
Do you know your worth?
When you know you’re worth, you’ll stop selling yourself short.
Made In His Image
3 Reasons you need to know your worth.
1. It makes you confident.
When you know your worth, you; are confident, walk in that confidence, make better choices, try new things and step out of your safe little place.
2. It makes you more productive.
You will accomplish more, because you begin to believe you are capable of achieving more… in life, in relationships and in your vocations. You will begin to value the talents and gifting inside and use them to give and/or create the things that would enrich your life and the people around you.
3. It even makes you more respectful of others.
When you realize that being made in His imagine makes you incredibly valuable, you also recognize that it makes the person honking their horn at you on the highway valuable too; or the person across the isle from you at work; or your neighbor.
4. Because I know that I am made in His image, it reminds me that so is every other person.
That reminder makes me treat people with respect and honor because they are made in God’s image. It’s a huge shift in thinking to recognize that they were made to know God and love God, even though many will never do that. God gave them a choice too.
Some of them will make wise choices and others will make foolish or even evil choices, but they are still made in God’s image so I need to treat them as such. We all need a Savior.
4. God loves every person that He made, like a Father loves their children. That truth has made me more forgiving.
I realize that even the person that just behaved like a “bonafide rascal” (isn’t that a lovely name for them) is somebody that Jesus loves. When I’m having trouble forgiving, I deliberately remind myself, God loves ______ (“I put the rascal’s name in the blank.) and I will treat them appropriately.
Maybe you’re asking, so how do you begin to recognize your intrinsic worth as a divine masterpiece of God?
Stop using the wrong measuring tool!
You use cups to measure flour. You use a measuring tape to measure a board. Use the right tool to measure value.
Your bathroom scales cannot tell you what you are worth…they only tell you what you weigh. Stop assigning the wrong metric to your weight.
Your mirror reflects your face, but not your worth…don’t give your mirror the power to assign your worth.
Your mom’s opinion, your husband complaint, your grade school teacher’s insult is only a viewpoint, not an accurate evaluation of your worth.
The only place you can discover your worth is through God’s eyes.
He gives you a glimpse of what His divine design for you to be is found in Scripture…He whispers it to you when you come into His presence…as you walk in obedience and obey His instructions you see gifts that He has deposited in you…
You were designed to plug into a power source…sorta like a hair dryer.
You were made for God’s Power. He wants to empower you. He has called you to partner with Him. Wow! Think about that for a minute.
As you receive His love, you’ll be able to pour it out through your life…You’ll experience His wisdom…His grace…to be and become all God made you to be.
You might be surprised…but He won’t; He saw it in you all along.
The Touch of the Master’s Hand by Myra Brooks Welch (patriciaholland.org)
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