Are We Paying Attention? Part 2

God made each of us in His image. God is perfect, are we? In the New International Version (NIV) 1984, it is written, So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27. We are made in His image, no matter how we are physically or emotionally. No one on earth has seen God; then we best not judge others or ourselves. In Ephesians 4:23-24, we read,23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Is that not what God really wants us to do – to have new attitudes, to put on our new selves and live righteous and holy lives? We cannot do that if we are self-absorbed, self-contained in our own little worlds thinking, “Oh woe is me.”

We must first sit quietly and listen. If we do not listen, how can we hear when God is speaking to us? When He does speak to us, and He will, we must follow His instructions whatever they are; even if they make us go out of our comfort zone, which is entirely possible. You see, God does not want us to stay in our safety zone or comfort zone. He wants us to step out in faith and live righteous lives and in doing so we will come in touch with people in whose lives we are supposed to make a difference. Wouldn’t you want such a person to touch your life?

Kind of makes eating your spinach a moot point.


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