Thursday, February 4, 2016

Take Me Deeper-DNA Week 6

This month at His Kingdom Come we are going to be exploring how we are created in the image of God and how being creative plays into that. 

This week Deb Baker wrote the devotion and she did a fabulous job. She spoke about how we are made in God's image. The Hebrew word for image is Tselem and it comes from a root word meaning to “shade.”  Genesis’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon further explains:  an image, a likeness so called from its shadowing forth.  What does that mean for us?  His shadow – cast over us. That is so cool!! I have been struggling lately with feeling "qualified" with what God is calling me to do. But I realized that if I am doing what He wants, created in His image (His shadow is cast on me) then how can I doubt myself. Does God make mistakes? I don't think so. I can rest in the fact that He doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called and He gets the glory for it. If He made me – and He did – then He owns me.  I am not my own.   Not only did He make me.  But He purchased me though Jesus and what he did on the cross.  And He resides within us. I have been bought with a price. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

Here is my piece for this week. Since this month is about creation and being creative, I really wanted to make this piece colorful. 

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