Thought and Prayer for Sunday, April 7, 2019
Sunday, April 07, 2019
April 7, 2019 LIFE ON EARTH
There are many theories and ideas about how we were created. Some say we have just always been here. Others say we came from ape-like creatures. Still others believe in a big bang theory. So many ideas and, unfortunately, most people will believe anything. Anything that has nothing to do with God. The truth is the creation of mankind began with God. It’s in His word and nothing else could explain the intricacy of the human body. God created us in His image. We were created to be like Jesus and take care of this earth and the things in it. As important as the animals are to God, we were created to do and be more.
Genesis 1:26-28 “Then God said, ‘Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.’ So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’” (NLT)
1. Write about how you are created in God’s image.
2. List the great things about your body that God made.
3. Thank God for every part of your life.
4. Step up and share with others how God created life on earth.
Dear Lord, we are so grateful to know that You love us so much that You wanted to create us to live on this earth. Thank You for putting us in charge of the things on this earth. Thank You for creating us in Your own image. Help us to remember the greatness of our bodies and the importance of our lives. We want to do Your will and glorify Your name while we are here on earth. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
God created life because He wanted to fill it with people He could love.
Isaiah 45:18 “The LORD created the heavens. He is the God who formed the earth and made it. He did not want it to be empty, but he wanted life on the earth. This is what the LORD says: ‘I am the LORD. There is no other God.’” (NCV)
God created all things. It says it in His word. We need to believe it and share it with others.
Colossians 1:16 “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” (NLT)
We are made in the likeness of Christ and, as believers, we have His Holy Spirit within us to do the good God created us to do.
Job 33:4 “For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” (NLT)