“God created human beings; he created them godlike, reflecting God’s nature. He created them male and female.” Genesis 1:27 MSG
You were made in the image of God and therefore were made to bear His image to a world who desperately needs to see it. How are you bearing His image? What kind of God are you showing? Is He loving? Forgiving? Joyful? Patient? If your friends who don’t know the Lord had to write a description of who God based off what you show them what would they write?
I realize, as I write this, that my answers to these questions are not what I would hope they would be if I am honest. But asking them helps me move toward the question, “What changes do I need to make in my life to better reflect the God I know?”
Maybe, for some of you, you don’t know the heart of God very well so you’re not even sure how to reflect Him. But for others of us it’s just a matter of choice and priorities so the question becomes, “How do you want to reflect the image of God?” And then again, “What do I need to change to make that the reflection in what I say or do?”