Before I started school at The Naz, I always referred to the students as "Jesus Freaks"
I mean come on!
Chapel three times a week and Church?!
Now I go to school at The Naz.
I am not religious.
I do not attend Church.
I don't call myself a Christian.
I do believe in God.
I do pray.
Right now, I am in a class where we study the Bible.
I did not own a Bible before this class.
I went to our local Gospel Supply shop and bought this.
(only mine was 44.99...whattt!?)
I love this thing!
It is so much different than any other Bible I have seen...I will show you the inside one day.
Anyways...on with my point.
As I am reading Genesis I see this:
Find a quiet place where you won't be interrupted. Light a few candles--enough that you can read what follows.
Read Genesis 1:26-27. Several Times. Out loud. Emphasize different words. Savor the feel of truth rolling around your mouth. Hear it drift into the shadows as you speak.
You are wonderously made.
Not a creature of coincidence.
Not a random consequence.
Crafted by God.
Crafted for a purpose, a promise.
A gift not to be squandered.
Or tossed aside by other...or yourself.
Loved in a way that cannot be ignored.
Loved with a passion that inspires a response.
How will you respond to God's love?
Embrace it? Reject it?
Either way, it's a response.
Respond now...right now.
With words...or tears...or laughter.
Soak in God's love. Open your hands, you heart, to it.
You were made for it.
&Just so you have the verse and don't have to go finding it, here it is :
New Living Translation (NLT)
26 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.”
27 So God created human beings in his own image.
In the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
Just remember how amazing you are and that you have a purpose.
ps. I am scheduling this for the time I will be in Chapel, I felt like that was the next best thing to getting this hot off the press ;)