Daily Devotional from The Way Bible Church for December 6th, 2018

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Thursday, December 6th

Genesis 1:26

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

You don’t have to be overly observant nowadays to see that society is all about conformity.  You can drive through neighborhoods and see homes that are virtually identical.  Clothing trends, vehicles, hairstyles, even workouts fads, all of these things scream, “If you want to belong, you must look like me, dress like me and do what I do!”  Just like a brick in a wall, society expects you to not stick out but to blend in and be like everyone else.  If you don’t fit the mold, unfortunately, you don’t belong.  This lifestyle of comparison and conformity are a form of captivity.  When you were created, God didn’t pour you into a mold, He created you after an image…His image!  You were never meant to be like anyone else, you were meant to stick out, to be noticed as unique, to show others who He is by who He made you to be.  You might ask, “If we are all made in the same image, then wouldn’t we all look the same anyway?”  The answer to that is simple.  God is so multi-faceted and all encompassing that He creates every person to show a different aspect of who He is.  If you’re not being who He created you to be, then the rest of the world is not seeing the fullest picture of God that they should.  Every time that you operate in who He made you to be, those around you get a better and fuller picture of who He is.  The enemy will try to keep you captive by making you feel like you need to fit into a mold.  He doesn’t want the world seeing who your Father created you to be because that would draw them closer to Him.  The next time you’re tempted to try and fit in so you can feel a sense of belonging, remind yourself that you already belong to Him! – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff

 

 

 

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