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Me? Made in the image of God?

In my work as a counsellor I meet a lot of people who struggle with their self-esteem. Most people base their self-esteem on things like if people like them, how much money their parents have or how good their grades are. Unfortunately, when you base it on worldly things that are easily lost, then your self-esteem ends up in the toilet.

Read Genesis 1:27 (https://bit.ly/1RRKbbP).

WOW! God loves us so much that He decided to make us in His image. This should automatically make our self-esteem skyrocket. Whenever you feel bad about yourself remember that the God of the universe chose to make you in His image.

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God’s love. Unfailing. Everlasting.

If you read the Bible you will probably read a passage about God’s love. In Jeremiah 31:3 (https://bit.ly/2PLtUap), God’s love for us is described as everlasting or lasting forever and unfailing or without failing. It says that God draws us to Himself with this love.

I don’t know about you, but people have let me down in big and small ways. It hurts and often we find that we struggle to trust people because of this. But God. God is infinitely trustworthy; He will never let us down. This is because His love lasts forever and is without fail. This is God’s view of you.

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God showed His great love.

I’ve heard the Bible referred to as the most powerful love story of all time. The word love is mentioned over 500 times in the Bible. Romans 5:8 (https://bit.ly/2GrQO61) speaks of God’s love for us as great because Christ died for us while we were still sinners.

So many people think that they need to “clean” themselves up before being acceptable to a Holy God. But this verse shows us that thousands of years before we were born God sent His Son to die for us not because we were perfect but while we were still sinners. Even then God thought we were worth it.

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#through-my-eyes

I’m absolutely convinced that my son will become a greater man than me. I’m overjoyed when he sees himself through my eyes.

Last week he had a character malfunction. He believed a lie about himself, did something bad and was caught out. Trust between us had broken a bit. Words were spoken, tears were shed, wrongdoing was confessed and there were consequences – But there was also forgiveness.

“Come. Let us talk some more about this matter, “says the Lord. “Even though your sins are bright red, they will be as white as snow. Even though they are deep red, they will be white like wool” Isaiah 1:18 (https://bit.ly/2t5dB1L).

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