December 19, 2014

Read: Genesis 1:26-27

“Why, would you look at him! He’s the spittin’ image of his daddy!” True Southerners understand this phrase perfectly. Except for age, there’s little discernible difference between the two. They look alike, talk alike, think alike, use the same gestures, walk alike.  

We were created in the image of God. Adam and Eve were just like Him. Then came the serpent. He caused Eve to doubt the goodness of God. He planted seeds of rebellion that blossomed into sin and separation from God.

Since that day, God the Father has been committed to conforming us to the image of His Son. Have you checked your spiritual mirror lately? How closely do you resemble your Father in your thoughts, your speech, your walk? Probably not as closely as you’d like, but there is good news! “I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6) Take heart! We will be the “spittin’ image” of our Lord! Hallelujah!

Pray: 

Adoration: God is holy, mighty, gracious, and merciful. Spend time declaring your love for Him and expressing your thoughts of praise and worship. 

Confession: Ask God to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness. 

Thanksgiving: Express your thankfulness to God for the blessings He has given you. When we consider that we deserve punishment because of our sinfulness, and instead God gives to us His love and mercy, our only response should be one of thankfulness. 

Supplication: Petition God for wisdom. Offer prayers for your activities for this day and any special concerns you might have. Intercede for your immediate family and other relatives regarding their spiritual, emotional, and physical needs.