Monday, February 6, 2017

Created in HIS Image :)

Everyday, whether at home or on the ship my mind is constantly processing, reflecting, analyzing, thinking........Who are these people around me, what do they represent, whom do they serve, what do they think about, where do they come from, what is "their story", how do they navigate life, etc..............

The answers are dependent on so many factors that influence each of our lives.....What I have come to believe is that much of humanity tends to believe what others around them believe. For many, we are "followers". We follow our culture, our customs and the people around us. 

I once was a "follower" of the world, seeing and doing what others around me considered normal/right. My life was filled with so much conflict, confusion and unanswered questions. 

Praise God, the truth was shared with me through the Word of God! Now, with years of putting off the "worlds" ways of thinking and putting on Gods ways the conflict and confusion is gone, but the genuine interest and love for "people" is still abundant. 

The beauty is we are ALL one, created in the image of God. Regardless of where we are from, what language we speak, what "ways of doing" we have, we are created the same, in HIS image. As a Believer and Follower of the whole story of God, as provided in the Holy Bible, it is our commission to share HIS Story from beginning to end. Through the Gospel of Jesus Christ we are given HOPE of a new Life in Christ. It is not through "positive thoughts" and other spiritual dimensions, it is through the Virgin Birth, Life, Death Resurrection and Ascension of Christ that we have HOPE for today and for eternity :).

I smile and ask........"Do you know HIM?....Do you KNOW your Creator?......OH How He LOVES YOU, How He Loves you soooooooo!!!!

Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth". So God created man in his own image, in the age of God he created him, male and female he created them. And God blessed them, and God said to them "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing. And God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so. And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. 
Genesis 1:26-31 RSV

FACES of God from Around the World........CREATED IN HIS IMAGE!
Some may know Him and Some May Not.......Yet, God knows each and everyone of them. 

South Akron Youth Mentorship Girls / America
Benin, Africa
My Gang :)........America

Benin, Africa

Benin, Africa

Benin, Africa

Smiles from Budapest, Hungary.....Lives in Germany
Benin, Africa

Smiles from Kenya, Lives in New Zealand
Benin, Africa
Republic Congo, Africa

Lovely America!
Tanzania, Africa

Republic Congo, Africa

Boys Home, Benin Africa

 Thank you Lord for Life that is Created in the Image of You :)
Thank you O Lord for Giving Us Hope in YOU :)
Thank You O Lord for giving us HEARTS to LOVE One Another as You have Loved us :)


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