“Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth — everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” Isaiah 43:6b-7

In a visually stimulated culture, we are obsessed with our physical appearance. We fixate on the superficial, we’re infatuated by our own selfies. “Image is everything,” says the mantra. We center our lives on what others will think of us.

But this isn’t who we’re created to be; our image goes beyond the mere physical. We have been made in God’s image to live for His glory.

We were created in the likeness of God. We were born to imitate Him and take on His image. Nothing can be more fulfilling than when our lives reflect God, displaying His goodness, mercy, and love. There’s nothing better than when we manifest His beauty, when we make Him known. 

But to reflect God, we’ve got to first know who He is. Spending time with Him, praying and reading His word is the only way we’ll ever begin to know Him.

Heavenly Father, I want to know You. I want to be changed into Your likeness and become the person You have created me to be. Help me to live according to Your ways so I may reflect Who You are to a lost world. Give me the strength and courage to be all You have created me to be. Amen. 

Take Action

Read and meditate on these verses this week. As we study the character of God through the Word and walk it out, we begin to be transformed.

Exodus 34:6-7, Numbers 14:18-19, 1 John 4:8, Psalm 18:30, and Psalm 103:1-22



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