Born to Stand Out

We were created in God’s image

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them (Genesis 1:27).”

We were created to be unique

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be (Psalm 139:14-16).”

In Christ, we are made new

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here (2 Corinthians 5:17)!”

We were born to stand out

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:13-16).”

Lord, I confess there are times I accept the ways of the world for comfort or convenience.  This hinders your light from shining in dark places and blurs the distinction between myself and the rest of the world.  Help me to walk in wisdom so that my actions and words are always seasoned with salt and full of grace (Colossians 4:5-6). In Jesus name, Amen!

6 thoughts on “Born to Stand Out”

  1. Beautiful reminders! We are created in His image and it can rather daunting somedays to then reflect this to others throughout our day. My word for the 2015 is “shine” so I loved seeing that there are times that we let many obstacles obscure the light and we remain in darkness instead of shining for God. Have a beautiful day!

    1. It can be daunting indeed, Mary! But praise be to God whose power is made perfect in our weakness, Amen?
      Praying that the Lord hold you steadfast, as His love shines brightly through all that you do in 2015!
      God bless, Tina

  2. Yes! We are created to be unique and fulfill the amazing purpose God has given us! I pray that the light of Jesus shines from within me and helps others to find their freedom in Christ! And leads them to the spiritual fulfillment they long for. Thanks for sharing with #raralinkup it’s been great to connect with you! Showers of blessings from heaven to you 🙂

  3. Hi, I joined this special campaign about womens lives. It is not spiritual, but I joined as way to spread the Gospel. Could you pray that I can use this as a chance to be light for Him. I was really inspired by your words today. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Mary, I will def be praying for God to do His will through your life as you make these new connections. How exciting! Go and shine that light as you share the gospel. He will do the rest. God bless you!

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