The deepest question we can ask ourselves is who am I? From the moment we begin to live on this planet, we try to find our place in our world. Maybe you are the only son of a single mom. Maybe you were one of 4 children lost somewhere in the middle of trips to soccer practice. I remember how frustrated my mom would get at use kids and started to call for me and instead started with my sister and running down the list of family members including the dog…Lisa, Dede, uhhh, Dean, Midnight…. dang it.. Buddy come here right now!
What if God had trouble remembering us in the line up of the universe. “Adam, Abraham, Jacob, David, Joseph, Mary, Sue , John …. ah yes, Buddy, what can I do for you?” No, our heavenly Father has known our name from eternity past and not only that has created us in His image!
So how does being created in the image of God change the way I view myself today? Does it matter that I am not just here by chance? A bundle or randomness? Does it matter that I am not merely a product of my DNA and Genetics and every human has value?
This weeks pocket principle continues to look at what it means to be made in the image of God. It also reminds us that we are not all that God has created us to be! We have fallen from our place of perfection to a place of brokenness. Understanding People begins with Understanding Myself. We are created in the image of God. Who we are effects how we treat others as well. This pocket principle helps us consider how others view humanity vs how Christianity describes us.
How does knowing that you are created in the image of God change how you view yourself and others?
Take time to read this week’s pocket principle – Created in the Image of God – 2
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