who am I?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

If you need to read part 1 to catch up you can find it here.

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Do you hear people say they saw God and wonder why they see him and you don’t?

Do you want to see God and feel he is evading you?

Do you need to see God to help you make it through the day?

If we want to see God, we must seek him.  God has made himself completely visible to us all but we don’t take the time to look, to seek him out.  We all have busy lives between work, children and extracurricular activities.

Start seeking him slowly.  When you are driving to work in the morning or home in the afternoon look at all the beautiful things God created, and see them for the amazing things they are, God’s creations!

daisies God's creation

  • The sky – Genesis 1:6-8 And God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it.  And it was so.  God called the expanse “sky.”
  • Trees and flowers – Genesis 1:11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation:  seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it according to their various kinds.”  And it was so.
  • The sun and moon – Genesis 1:16  God made two great lights – the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night.  He also made the stars.
  • Birds – Genesis 1:20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.”
  • Animals – Genesis 1:24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds:  livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals each according to its kind.”

Listen to uplifting music about God instead of your regular radio station.

This is a great song that really speaks to me about seeing God.

George Strait – I saw God Today

If you want to see him, seek him.  He will reveal himself to you in other ways when you start looking for him.  He will show himself to you in ways you never imagined.  You will begin to see the world differently and want to seek him out more.  Every relationship is hard, you have to work at it, and your relationship with God is no different.

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33

How will you see God today?