Saturday, March 4, 2017

You Are The Image of God

"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood, and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If we want to overcome the lies of the enemy, it is not by countering them.  They are lies in their very context.  No one will win in the argument of right and wrong. That is lesser, and to engage that argument is to agree to a lesser call.  

Instead, let's have a new discussion- the only discussion-
the discussion that God started when he made mankind.

The discussion is, "What was God doing, what IS God doing in making a new being in His own image and likeness?"  Let us have THAT discussion over and over again!  What, O God, did you make when you made mankind? For I am one of them! 

I believe God made us all vessels of honor- made to be overflowed with the abundance of God Himself! 
       His creativity, 
              His compassion, 
                     His solutions that surpass the need, 
                              His miraculous healing that changes the present and the future...  

The needs of our world are where the man of faith has the ability... the calling... to land the kingdom of God.  The resulting expression will be the destruction of lesser arguments- they can only crumble to dust and be blown away in the wind of God's surpassing answers. 

The angry question:  "Look at this injustice, this offensiveness!  What are you going to do about it?"  
Heaven's answer:  "Lift up your eyes, because you are the image of God.  The answer isn't in correcting bad behavior. It is in considering the much greater identity that we all share. Bigger than being American or Russian, man or woman, black or white, Christian, Muslim or Jew. What has been soiled and slandered is not between these lesser identities, what is being soiled and slandered is the image of God, and you are the image of God, and so are your supposed enemies. This fight is a fake."

Access Heaven, O man of God. You are the image of God on the earth. Understand that more and more, and you will overcome the lies and reveal the true nature of God. This is what you were made for. Let's have that discussion over and over again- often with each other, and more often with God- your creator- the one who is expressing Himself to the earth and to the heavens. You are His choice vessel.

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