Created in the Image of God
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.Genesis 1:27
How often do we think that we were created in the image of God? What does God do to enable us to live in His image?
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2) The first thing God does throughout our Christian life, is to renew or rewire our mind to the mind of Christ. If we obey commands in the Bible, scripture becomes imprinted in our mind and goes to our hearts, and we live out of our hearts.
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters; (Romans 8:29) All who accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, are predestined to conform to the image of His Son, and we do this by letting God renew our mind; and our minds are renewed by our thoughts.
(The website Eternal Walk Ministry, on the Book page there is short booklet title “Renewing the Mind,” which can be printed for free.)
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31) When the mind is being renewed, and when we obey the Word, God fills our hearts with his agape love. Then we are living in the image of God; we are now living the way God created us.
Satan’s goal is to pull us away from God, in effort to hurt God. Satan is using us as pawns to keep us from having a heavenly life, with the purpose of taking us away from God for his revenge. If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31) We have power over Satan and we live in victory to our last breath. Our spirits never die, and we will live forever with the father and the Son in Heaven!
Today remember you are created in the image of God, and the Lord gives you everything you need to live in His image of God. Keep your mind on things above even while working, its possible to focus on work and to be aware of reflecting Christ, Christ comes from the heart and work comes the brain.
Prayer: Help me to live as you created me, and keep Satan’s temptations away. Keep me on the narrow road to eternal life. In Jesus name, Amen.
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