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Monday, 11 January 2021

Being made in God's image

When we are born of man from our mother's womb we are in the image of mankind, learning man's ways and accessing man's thoughts as we grow into maturity. It is only when we believe in Jesus and are born again of the Holy Spirit that we can start to be made in God's image through the mind of Christ.  I would just like to share my thoughts on this through two poems that I wrote some time ago.

To be made in God's image is partly our choice
to choose blessing or curse with us lies
and to be born with great beauty and elegant voice
is not righteousness in God's eyes
For whether counted as worthy or great in man's book
matters not in the Father's esteem
for our good deeds are filthy compared to His deeds
regardless to us how they seem
For in Jesus God makes us all perfect and whole
when we act on His Son's precious Word
not just being 'hearers' of what's spoken to us
but being 'doer's of what we have heard'

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves
James ch. 1 v.22

Not by good looks or prettiness
are You influenced my Lord
neither colour nor creed, high position or fame
can cause You to change Your word
You’re not tempted by what’s on the outside
to change justice, or judgment or truth
and neither can Your holy wisdom
be acquired through age or through youth
For the way to God's heart is through You Lord
you're the narrow road we must all take
the Lamb without blemish, our Saviour
Who was sacrificed for mankind’s sake
You're not only our mediator
You're a teacher and counsellor too
You're the One used when God - our dear Father
Said ‘Behold I make all things new’

But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.

John ch. 1 v.12

Then He Who sat on the throne said 'Behold, I make all things new.'
Revelation ch. 21 v.5


Sandi said...

"neither can Your holy wisdom
be acquired through age or through youth
For the way to God's heart is through You Lord..."


Brenda said...

Hi Sandi, God's wisdom is so different from man's wisdom, and we can only gain this wisdom through the teaching of the Holy Spirit. When we are part of the body of Christ on earth, it is then that we have access to the mind of Christ. God bless you and keep you safe in these hard times.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

God bless you always.

Brenda said...

Hi Victor. God bless you always too.

Laurie Collett said...

Amen, Brenda! May we seek to become more like Christ every day by studying and following His Word. Earthly assets are temporal, but we shall be rewarded eternally for serving Him.
God bless you,

Brenda said...

Hi Laurie,
I have always loved the way that the more I act on the Word spoken to me through the Holy Spirit the more I am able to see ow important it is to be a doer of the Word of God. His Word is the only word that is able to make me in His image spiritually. God bless you Laurie.