Moments Of Faith Daily Devotional 13 October 2023 By Prophet Frank Udoh

Title: “In His Image

Scripture Reading: Genesis 1:26-27 (NIV)
“Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

Have you ever pondered the incredible truth that you were created in the image of God? Today, we explore the significance of this divine design and what it means for your life.

Created in His Image:
Genesis 1:26-27 reveals that God created humanity in His image and likeness. This means that you, as a unique individual, carry a reflection of the divine within you. This truth speaks to your intrinsic value and purpose.

Embracing Your Identity:
Understanding that you are created in God’s image can transform your self-perception. It is a reminder that you are not a product of chance but of divine intention. This truth calls you to embrace your identity as a child of God and live in accordance with His character.

Responsibility and Purpose:
God’s plan for you, as His image-bearer, is to rule over creation. This is not a mandate for domination but a call to steward His creation with love, care, and responsibility. It implies a purpose that goes beyond yourself and seeks the betterment of the world around you.

Heavenly Father, we are in awe of the truth that we are created in your image. Help us to embrace this identity, to see ourselves and others through the lens of your divine design. May we accept our responsibility to care for your creation and live out our purpose as your image-bearers. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Further Reading:

Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV) – “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Colossians 3:10 (NIV) – “and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.”
Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) – “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
May these verses and this message encourage you to embrace your identity as a reflection of God’s image and to fulfill your unique purpose in this world as a steward of His creation and a bearer of His love and light.

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