Living in the Image of God
Fall is the time of year when things tend to slow down, just a little. The coolness in the air seems to bring about a calming spirit. I often use this time to reflect on how my life mirrors the image of God. We believe that every person is unique in God’s eyes, whom God created in God’s divine image. God seeks to make us holy and whole through the presence of the Holy Spirit, transforming us in Christlikeness. How do we know that we are truly living in the image of God? Just in case you are not sure, consider the following:
- Spend time with God in prayer.
- Study the Bible.
- Attend worship regularly.
- Serve others.
- Use your gifts.
- Always put God first.
If you haven’t already, try to add one or all of the above into your daily or weekly routines.
Prayer and action are not opposites but complements in the spectrum of responding in faith. Prayer can be a launching pad to action and then a reflection on the action done, and through it all, prayer is a way of being reminded of the presence of the Spirit in what we do. Prayer builds your relationship with God, and it is one line of communication that should never close.
Greetings NFUMC Family and Friends!
“So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.” 1 Corinthians 12:25
Thank you! My family and I appreciate the warm welcome, enthusiasm, prayers, and acts of love shown to us as we prepare to continue God’s work in ministry. We are so delighted for the opportunity to serve. No merger or transition is as comfortable as we would like it to be. However, I believe that God has all power in His hands. I also think that this merger/marriage has a divine purpose, more significant than most can imagine right now. Let us be led by the holy presence of God and open our minds to the numerous possibilities. Continue to pray for me as I pray for you, and we all pray for the Church.
Rev. Dr. Kimberly Dugger