Genesis 1:27 New International Version (NIV)
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
When I think of the year 2020, I think of how much our world have changed since I was a kid. I was born in 1955 and over several decades of change. Many of those changes are so good and many are not. I remember my dad saying in 1970 that TV was bringing bad things into families. I didn't really understand that then, but I certainly do now. I do know that the year 2020 is purposed by God and we will see change again this year. Many changes will be good and there will be some bad. God has given us choices in life and freedom to share his goodness throughout time.
Ephesians 2:8-10 New Living Translation (NLT)
8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Each day can be a celebration of life. Thinking over the past and seeing how God has blessed our lives. Sometimes we must purpose good thoughts and actions. Life changes and that changes us. Since a kid, I wanted to grow up to be kind to others. I wanted not to worry about money or buying food. I grew up on the poor side of life and I know what it is like going to be hungry. The struggle of will my parents have jobs or not. I remember getting food stamps so we could eat, but my mom would drive out of town to shop. She didn't want people to know we had food stamps. I didn't even understand what that meant then. Those days, taught me things and I grew up being who I am today. Helping others and the importance of sharing God's word too.
YOU ARE GOD's MASTERPIECE ~
A masterpiece is something so valuable and that's what you are in life.
Designed to do greater things on this journey called life. People will remember your acts of kindness and sharing real life with others is important. I like when I get a text message out of nowhere saying, "thinking about you". It's nice when someone thinks of you and just says, "hi".
Let us remember if God created us in his own image, then we must be unique and possibilities are endless. Over time we change and that change can be growing into a better person. Yes, a deeper relationship with our trust in God and able to handle a new day in faith. Fatih is just knowing God is able and leaning to him for understanding sure helps. Humans have ups and downs. We change like the clock changes and we must develop a strong character of what we are. God created us and our purpose here is the same but so different. We can all share hope, love and peace. Some help in titles of life and others don't have the title. Yet, we all have the title of being a child of God. That's a pretty great title.
Purpose this day a good day. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.