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Monday, January 18, 2010

--Monday Manna--

I have not participated in Monday Manna in so long, hopefully my wonderful friend Joanne http://joannesher.blogspot.com/
will let me once again. (check out her blog above)


First I will preface my post with what Monday Manna is all about. This is from Joanne's blog :

Welcome to Monday Manna. The purpose of this meme is to get together and
get to know Christ more through His Word. On the first and third Monday of each
month, anyone who wishes can post their thoughts on a verse I introduced at my
blog the Thursday before. It doesn't have to be a long post -- just a few
thoughts, a picture you feel helps express it, a poem, a short story, a
devotional.

The Manna verse for this Monday is Genesis 1:27

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

This scripture always bring me back to a story that occurred while I was attending a christian school. I believe I was in Jr. High at that point this occurred. One day the teacher asked me to befriend a new student that did not really "fit" in. This was common for me as I have always had a compassion for the underdog or those who just did not "fit" in. I don't remember all the details of what happened but I can recall telling my fellow students that when you make fun of them you are making fun of God. Here's my back up of that :

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

We are God's creation.. Not only created by Him but in HIM. He is in us.. We are made to look and reflect His image. Even though we were in a christian school, I am sure some thought oh there goes Debbie preaching again. (I was not always preaching, but would become a defender if needed)

So even us Christians need to be reminded of this.. I know that I do daily. For everything we say and do is a reflection of the one we claim to love and serve with all our heart. Luke 6:45 (NLT) says,

A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.

SO WHO DO PEOPLE SEE WHEN THEY LOOK AT YOU? DON'T YOU THINK IT SHOULD BE THE ONE YOU WERE CREATED TO REFLECT?





4 comments:

Wylie said...

Hi Debbie! Thanks for visiting my blog today & leaving a comment. Nice to "meet" you! I've enjoyed visting you back as well & am glad our paths have crossed. Have a blessed week!
Joyfully,
Wylie

Joanne Sher said...

What a great reminder of how that image of God within us should remind us to treat others with respect. Thanks for participating, Deb - and you're welcome back ANY time ;)

GraceFromHim said...

Hey Debbie,
Your tag is ready on my Branmadetags blog, hope you like them :) Hugs
sister Brandie

Southern Gal said...

Hi! It was nice of you to leave a comment on my blog. You shared a good word in this post. I look forward to getting to know you!