[Genesis 1:27] "So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them."
We have a tendency to underestimate ourselves. We see a reflection that does not speak of our courage, strength, and beauty. How you see yourself matters. But, how God sees you matters even more! We were created in the very image of an all knowing, caring Father. While you may look in the mirror this week and see all of your imperfections, know that God sees a son or daughter He loved so much, that He sacrificed His Son.
[Pslam 13:6] "I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me."
It's sometimes easier to look at everything going wrong in life. We often times take for granted all of the good such as our family, friends, jobs, homes, health... the list goes on! But, if we would just stop for a moment and look around, we would see His blessings. This week, pick at least one thing good in your life and begin to praise God. Thank Him for His favor in that area of your life and begin to ask that He bless those around you in the same way.
[Ephesians 1:10] "And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth."
In the game of life, there can be many ups and down. There are many challenges we face that seem insurmountable. It almost feels as if it is a fixed fight and there is no way to prevail. However, today's scripture is a reminder that in God's timing everything will fall under His authority and we will win. No matter what disappointment, sickness, or opposition you face today, know it IS a fixed fight... IN YOUR FAVOR. We win in Jesus name!
[Mark 3:25] "And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand."
Have you ever wondered how a house is built? What holds up the ceilings and the walls? What parts go into making a house? To simply answer the question... It's A LOT! When you begin to analyze all of these components and question what happens if they do not work together, you quickly realize a collapse is inevitable. Not only must we work to ensure our own homes are protected but, we must come together as believers! God commands unity among His children because, once conflict enters the midst, productivity and usefulness inevitably grind to a halt. The house is weakened and becomes vulnerable to attack. This week, both personally and corporately... protect this house!