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Reflecting God?


If you could have one superpower, what would you want? Would you like to be able to:

fly?

have immeasurable strength?

have mind control?

become invisible?

__________________?

What if I told you that you could hold the power of God inside of you? Would you believe me? Could you envision this power at your fingertips? It is possible. Here is how. Jesus Christ is God.

Paul describes that relation here in Colossians.

"He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him," (Colossians 1:15-19, NIV)

If we are to imitate God and mirror Jesus Christ then by definition we should talk and act like God. We must reflect the image of Christ who is the image of God.

"Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." (Ephesians 5:1-2, NIV)

When we are imitators of God and call upon Jesus for salvation, we get the superpower of the Holy Spirit.

“If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. (John 14:15-17, NIV)

"For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority." (Colossians 2:9-10, NIV)

If we have Jesus Christ as your Savior, then we are without excuse. We are required to imitate Christ and God. When we choose to look more like ourselves or like the world, then our reflection is skewed. Being godly requires us act justly, to love mercy, and to walk with humility with our God. How are you doing? Are you reflecting the nature of God through Jesus?


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