When I typed out that title...it said, "I got some of His DAN." It made me chuckle. And, its only 7:15 in the morning as I type this so I can see why I think it's funny.
Ok, back to the big, deep thoughts I'm after today. HA!! And, let me tell you that it so won't happen. Let me explain...
Ya see, yesterdays sermon was titled "How Great is our God." Ok. I got that. But, wait......here comes the twist. It took a turn after about the first 8 minutes and went down the science/religion road and right then and there I had some difficulty "hanging with the preacher." But, my brain went on a little detour of its own around the 8 minute mark...sorry Ted....and I found myself staying on a point he made early on.
Genesis 1:27 says this..."So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."
I know this is not new to many of us, but when I think about it and let my mind wander, I get a little blown away. WE...me, you, every human on planet earth.....are created in HIS image. Now, that means everyone. Everyone. Every human being is created in His image. We came along in Day 6 of creation. We are made in his image...with some God DNA.
God has really good perspective when it comes to his beloved children, doesn't He? I wish I had some of that perspective. God can see who we are in all honesty. And, He can also see who we are in our original intent. Do you think He thinks..."Wow, Fran, you are so off the course here. Work with me harder sister." I bet He does.
The beauty of God is His patience and love for us. I'm praying this week for me to hear straight from Him in prayer, scripture, and whoever else He chooses to use...."You are right on the money on this one Fran. Stay close my child. Stay at the foot of the cross and let me keep guiding you."
Slow down Fran. I mean slow down long enough to really hear from Him. I can't do that when I'm not focusing on Him.
In all of creation, we are His most favorite of all. I want to embrace that. And, I want to go after the things that He is working on in my daily life. I also want to see others with the perspective God has. He loves us all...red and yellow black and white we are precious in His sight.....
Ultimately, we want others to see Jesus first and then see us. Now, that is being made in His image the way He sees it.
"Lord Jesus, I pray today that we embrace our heritage in You and we reflect the beauty of You to everyone we see today. Father, help us to see others with Your eyes and Your heart. We are all your children....no one better than the other."
Have a wonderful day friends.