With the start of a new year often times we look at the past to reflect and then we look at the future to plan what is ahead. Men and women have been wandering around on this earth looking for the meaning of life, fulfillment of self, purpose and value. Though we may not know it, there is a longing inside of us all that says, I have a reason for being, I have purpose, I have value.
We know we were created for a purpose but over time and by the subtil lies of the enemy our course have be diverted. Our quest in life have become more of making a name for ourselves or to do some great thing that people will remember us or to try to obtaining wealth and things to show who we are and that we should be esteemed. For some our quest in life have come to food, clothing and shelter the very necessities of life or we will no longer survive. What a great weight this must bring, that ones very existence depends on some course of action you must take. Very great indeed and what feeling of hopelessness there must be if you can not see your way to the next meal, clothing to stay warm, or a place to stay for you and your family. This is the vision that the subtil, deceitful, enemy of God wants you to have, a reason to give up all hope and focus only on self and survival.
This is why you were created.
Man was created in the Image of God, this is a great value, God cared so for man to make him in His own image, to look like Him, act like Him, and be as He is the heavens, man to be on this earth. It is said that the value of an object is determined by the amount a person is willing to pay for that object. It cost God a great price to purchase back man’s salvation, the life and death of His only begotten Son Jesus. Greater love have no man than this, that a may lay down his life for his friend (John 15:3). What a great love God has for you, what a great value He has placed on you.
God gave man purpose to be fruitful, and multiply, replenish the earth, subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth. That man should live a lavish life on the earth and live bountifully! The reason man was created and given dominion over the earth was to reflect the image of God’s very nature in the earth, to represent Him, to reproduce Him, to serve, to bring credit, to glorify God in His likeness to have dominion and rule of all that was made.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth
Genesis 9:5-7 MSG
But your own lifeblood I will avenge; I will avenge it against both animals and other humans. Whoever sheds human blood, by humans let his blood be shed, Because God made humans in his image reflecting God’s very nature. You’re here to bear fruit, reproduce, lavish life on the Earth, live bountifully!
Yours In Christ,