You were created
in the image and likeness
You are a pure delight,
a radiant jewel,
a rising star.
Will you ever realize
that you are?
Will you ever remember
you have always been?
The darkness is the sky
You are the Light
that was born
Genesis 1:7 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them.”
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
In this world, it’s easy to forget we are created in the image and likeness of a loving, creative, merciful, all-powerful God. Instead, it is tempting to measure ourselves by society’s current standards and criticism we have received, along with our failures and mistakes. When all we see is sadness and negativity in our daily lives, we can internalize the darkness and forget the joyful, free-spirited creators of goodness we are born to be.
Today, I encourage you to remember that you are a beloved child of the most high God. Whatever is going on in your life that is painful right now, the truth is that you are a treasured soul, who was created with great care for High eternal purposes that only Your Heavenly Father can fully understand. Whatever horrible things have happened to you, whatever negative things have been said about you and even whatever awful things you’ve been tempted into doing, the truth is that you are inherently deep down good at your core and God loves you unconditionally.
Do you ever struggle to see yourself as a beloved child of God? Comment below, and I’ll be delighted to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
God help us to see ourselves like you do. Help us to realize how deeply loved we are and how infinitely carefully crafted we are. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.
Written by Nicky Gant for www.uniteinprayer.org 6/9/2019=