Monday, September 13, 2010

Image conscious

Genesis clearly tells us that God created man in His own image. While I'm confident that God was speaking in regard to the task at hand, it appears that making us in His image is something He's still working on today. Who amongst us can boast of not having to wrestle and war against an image that doesn't resemble God's in the least bit? The apostle Paul discovered that in his own life there was a "law" that when he wanted to do good, evil was present. In other words, his desires to do good arose simultaneously with desires to do evil, and choosing between the two was never easy. Sin by itself does not change the fact that were made in God's image, it does reveal however, that we're willing to behave as though were not. To think that any of us will pull off an undefeated record in the game of life is delusional. Every chapter in our lives has a learning curve, and embedded in that curve are mistakes, and failures. Fortunately for us, there's also embedded an unfathomable determination on the part of God to transpose His image upon us. And the last time I checked, God's image is a victorious one. Jesus declared, "Be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world." I find it hard to believe that Jesus was only referencing worldliness.  I think He was referencing anything, and everything that life can throw at a human being. So what's there to cheer about? Well... if He made it, then anything made, or being made, in His image can make it too.

4 comments:

Carol Connell said...

Great thought, Bro. Prado. We can be overcomers when we are filled with the Spirit of the One who overcame the world! What a privilege it is to know Him. Blessings to you and your lovely wife.

Sis. Connell

Deborah said...

Thank you for this.

Charity said...

'Imago Dei'being Latin for the Image of God. Believing that we are made in the Image of God without the perfection of God gives us the strength to know that we can truly make it! I trust that HIS perfection and my trust in HIM will help me to be victorious in everyday life! Your posts encourage me!

The Prados said...

Well said Charity. Thank you Deborah and Sis. Connel for your comments as well. We appreciate you guys taking the time to read our posts and keep us in your prayers.
God bless.