The Power of Imago Dei……

PART SIX OF SIX

If we truly understand Imago Dei, it changes the way we see ourselves, the way we see people, the way we speak to people, and the way we love people.

Now here is the hard part…I have to walk away from this keyboard and “practice what I have preached.” You have to leave your seat and do so as well. There are going to be days that we fail, but that does not mean we stop striving to be Christlike. Do you know what we as believers should all be working towards? For someone to meet us and feel like they just met Jesus.

We must be different. When Jesus came, He was not the king they were expecting. They were expecting a lion, a warrior (He is still to come, Faithful and True!). He came as the Lamb that would lay his life down for us. The people expected the Kingdom of God to be much different. They were expecting justice by force. Our King rules by love. Yet Jesus welcomed confrontation, he did not avoid it. He just handled it much differently that what is our natural proclivity. He handled confrontation with a sword all right, the Sword of the Spirit-the Holy Word of God. His arsenal was love and ours must be the same, for we are all created in the image of God.

I challenge you today to meditate on Genesis 1:26-27 and what it means to you. Look at yourself in the mirror and believe you were made in the image of God. In your home, and when you go out, see others, speak to others, and love others as if they were made in the image of God. Because they are.

There is power in Imago Dei.

Just for today, meditate on this truth.

Tune in tomorrow for the first Song of Sunday.

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