No doubt about it, we all are created in the image of God. As a matter of fact, in scripture it says…
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
What’s more, at the beginning of the very next verse we are told that God blessed them.
Wow. Isn’t that exciting?
Not only are we created in the image of God, we are blessed as well.
Count in all joy, you are blessed beyond measure.
Of course, here’s the thing.
God is love.
Since God is love, then that means we are love.
It means that when we encounter people or situations that we don’t like, those people and situations are love as well.
On a deeper level, it means when we quickly choose to close off our hearts towards someone. What we are doing is closing our hearts to the love of God.
I know it’s hard but…
Love is always a choice.
Love is an intention you make moment-to-moment.
That’s why we pray and mediate to remember that God is love.
Created in the image of God, you are love.
Love is your nature.
The more you give love, the more love you receive.
Love is your source and it is your divine birthright.
You were born to love.
Love is your destiny.
More than that, as a beloved child of God it is your responsibility to love and be loved.
I don’t know what you’re thinking, but I know you will agree that you feel most alive when you give and receive love.
That’s why the greatest commandment is love. Love God and love others as much as you love yourself.
Created in the Image of God!
Take the time to learn how to pray, meditate and realize the Kingdom of God is within you.
All the love you need is within you.
In the end, the choice is yours.
You can choose to love and realize that all that God is you are.
On the other hand, you can refuse to love and never realize that the kingdom of God is already within you.