Good morning journey companion,
Can we just take a moment and thank God for being God all by Himself. I am beyond grateful to have a Heavenly Father that chooses to have me even when I didn’t choose Him.
The word of God says God made us in His image – this I had to ponder on for a while last night and this morning.
God’s image is magnificent in the minimal human capacity that I see Him. I am in awe of how He creates things and what He has chosen to create. I am mystified about what He chooses to love and why.
Above all that I get stopped in my tracks because He chose not just me but others also to have Jesus come and die for us before we even walked the planet or could comprehend the love and sacrifice of that magnitude.
It’s crazy as a human we get stuck in images of people, places, and things. We imagine situations to be different, we imagine our lives to be different, our current or future spouses to be different, our children, our jobs, and well honestly the list goes on.
My point is that there is this image we draft of people that hinder the way we interact with them.
I was having a conversation with Maven and he said wow mom that’s what you think of me… then I flashed back to my husband saying the same thing to me just a few months back.
I sat with these words and I began to pray. I needed God to help me change my thought of who they are. I had to remind myself God made them also in His image.
My prayer immediately became Father show me You in them. Show me the way we reflect Your character I our daily life. Once I prayed this prayer I went to bed. Woke up this morning and had a different first thoughts of my husband. Just like that.
It was a miracle. You know sometimes we pray for others to change but when we begin to pray and ask God for His vision we are the ones who need to change.
Heavenly Father I stand before you with my hands lifted high, my arms stretched to the heavens my eyes filled with tears and a heart filled with thanksgiving.
I pray that every prayer that I ever pray is bringing glory and honor to what You have created in and around my life. I pray that when I pray my prayers are of petitioning heaven not just for myself but for others. I pray that I lay down my messed up images of people and pick up Your image of people.
I pray for Your forgiveness for not giving people the respect and honor they deserve because You created them. I pray that I continue to look for You in people as much as I do in other areas of my life.
God I thank You for the love You freely lavish me with. I am forever grateful for the lessons You are teaching outside of our quiet time together. Father I pray that Your image shines brighter in me for me to see.
I pray Your mighty will above all things in the mighty name of Jesus I pray amen.