Posted by: bshelley | May 15, 2008

Seeking God’s Heart- by Bryan Shelley

Entry for May 15, 2008

Today’s Verse: Ecclesiastes12:7 then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it. NASB

I often mused over just who looked the most like God. We ere told in Sunday School that God made us in His own image, yet everyone looked so different that as a kid it did not make much sense. Some would say, “Oh you look just like you father.” Other s would say, “Oh, you really favor your mother.” The part of us that was made in His image is the part that does not return to dust, but rather it is the part of us that is eternal like He is eternal. It is this breath of life that He gives that is life. This is why Jesus spent so much of His ministry talking about heart. It is not the outward man that is eternal. The outward person decays and returns to the elements from which it was formed. Outward conformance without inner transformation did nothing to ones actual self. It only made the outer self look good to others for its own aggrandizement and glory, not God’s. The inward self, the very core of our being, it is our heart. It is who we are, deep down. It is from our heart that our words, worship and will emanate from. When we look into a physical mirror, we see the outer person. When we pray and ask God to reflect back to us how we are doing at becoming more like Christ’s image, then we can see who we really are. How much do you look like your Father today? Ask Him, and He will gently help you to grow in His likeness in that part of us that will spend eternity in His glory and presence. Peer into His mirror today. Place yourself, your spirit, into His hands to mold and make as He wills.


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