Scripture Reflection

“So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27

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 Devotion

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Can you comprehend what it means to be made in the image of God? Think about it for a minute—it means that you are divinely created. There's no one else like you in all the earth. Your physical appearance, your personality, your habits, your personal preferences, all these make you one of a kind. Just like no two snowflakes are alike or no two fingerprints are alike, you are uniquely distinguished and set apart from everyone else on this planet.

Too often, we compare our bodies to other people's and wished that we looked like them. Imagine a daffodil wishing it were a tulip? Or a daisy wishing it was a marigold. Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it. But, that's what we do when we compare ourselves to others. They're all beautiful, they're all unique and they all bless us because of their differences. God knew what He was doing and he made you uniquely you.

That's something to celebrate!

Amidst all the hustle and bustle of Christmas, take a minute and celebrate your uniqueness and divinity.

Today's Love Challenge

Reflect on how God has set you apart and made you unique from anyone else in the world. Share what sets you apart from anyone else.

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Journal Reflections on Love

For those whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. Romans 8:29 ESV

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. 2 Cor. 3:18 ESV

1. Reflect on what it means to be created in God's image.

2. What would your life look like if you truly lived out that truth?

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Today's Prayer

Lord, When I stop to realize that you created the whole world, and you saw fit to make me, my mind is blown away! You carefully knitted me together to be uniquely me with a special purpose to fulfill on earth. As I come before you today, I confess that I've cheapened your workmanship at times by rejecting myself. I am so sorry for this Lord! I speak the truth that you are good, and that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I ask your Spirit to come in and rewire my mind, creating new pathways for me to think about as we go deeper into your truth over these next weeks. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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Additional Scripture

"For we are His workmanship [His own masterwork, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]." Ephesians 2:10 AMP

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a [special] people for God’sown possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies [the wonderful deeds and virtues and perfections] of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." 1 Peter 2:9 AMP

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