We were created in the image of God. You are called to represent God on Earth! Wow. What is that supposed to look like? Two arms, legs and a head? No, being in the image of God is speaking about the divine nature of God—it’s primarily love. God is love, and we’re told to love God first, and then love people. We get the love from God and then we give it away.
But how do you get love from God? First, you’ve got to understand who Jesus is, and what He did that gave us tremendous value in His eyes. He loves us so much that he came to earth, took on the form of a human, and kept his promise to restore fallen man to himself by shedding his own blood. That is how much you’re valued!
You were created to be a son or daughter of God, and if sin wasn’t already removed and destroyed by the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross, do you really think God would live inside you? He does by the Holy Spirit. (John 14:17 says “… the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you, and will be in you.”
What is this “truth”? Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” John 16:13 says “when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.” Jesus said “everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” (John 18:37)
If we could really understand these truths, I mean really “get it,” we would walk in confidence of who we are in this world, we would move in power and people would come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior through our representation! We would be SO attractive (not physically, but spiritually) that we would draw people to God because they’d see Him in us! That is what the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth is all about. Let’s grow deeper in our awareness of this truth, and shine His light into this darkened world to bring hope and life to a desperate people.
(These thoughts were inspired by the Power and Love Conferences.)