“And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17
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 is 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. I encourage you to spend some time in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), and watch the heart of God on display in the person of Jesus Christ. For others of us it’s just a matter of choice and priorities, so the question becomes, “How do I want to reflect the image of God?” And then again, “What do I need to change in my life in order to bring forth that reflection in what I say and do?”