Thursday, February 25, 2010

PrayBC - Olympic Prayer Guide - Day 14

Reflecting on God’s Image

The athlete often is the ideal picture of health and physical fitness that most people wish they were. We all were created in the image of God. With the ability to reflect His nature, character, and can respond to His love with love. When we care for others, we are acting as God acts. When we forgive others, we reflect God’s nature. When we bring truth into a murky situation, we demonstrate God’s character.

Jesus Christ “is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation” (Col. 1:15). As believers, we have the ability to be Christlike as well. Christ said, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). The writer of Romans said, “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers” (Rom. 8:29). There is no doubt that what God intended from the very beginning was for His people, His creation, to reflect His nature, which is also Christ’s nature. This should be the goal of every person who seeks to honor God. If we choose not to reflect the image of God, the only other option is to reflect the image of God’s greatest enemy, Satan. His image is a corruption of everything that is good; a cheap imitation that cannot hold up; a fraudulent image that sets itself up as an alternative to righteousness, holiness, goodness, and truth.

Reflecting the enemy’s image leads to death. Reflecting the image of God leads to life. This choice is always up to us. Will you stop for a moment and reflect on God’s image, His nature, His character, and also the image of His Son, Jesus Christ?

Now, place your character, your nature, and your reputation alongside of Christ’s. What do you see?

Prayer: Will you pray today and ask God’s Spirit to conform you into the image of His Son so that you can reflect His glory for everyone to see?

City Venues
M/W Curling Semifinals
W Free Program Figure Skating
M Aerials Freestyle Skiing
W Bronze & Gold Medal Ice Hockey

Whistler Venues
M Nordic Combined
W Cross Country Skiing

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