Friday, July 16, 2010

Just a thought...

I'm sure everyone has verses from the Bible that are favorites, verses that mean something special to a person, verses that were read at their wedding, verses that remind them of family members, all kinds of special verses.

One of my favorites is in today's reading.
God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? ~Numbers 23:19

All too often I forget that God is not like me. He isn't human; He doesn't make mistakes. He cannot lie; He will not change His mind; He never breaks His promises. I am so thankful for that.

As I wrote this, I was reminded of something I saw in one of the Bible in 90 Days DVDs. Man was created in the image and likeness of God. Image is the potential to show God's character, and likeness is the ability to carry it out. As humans, we have retained the image but lost the likeness.
There is nothing that can adequately express how grateful I am that God sent Jesus to be my savior. It is only through Him that I can even see that I need to try to become more like Him. I want to do my best to find a way to show the likeness of God. I can't do that without Him.


Rachel said...

Beautiful and profound thoughts.

I was blessed by your words.

kari said...

amen and amen.