Who we are as Christians?
We are fearfully and wonderfully made!
“So, God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God, he created them; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27)
So God created man in His natural, but especially in His own image for His glory to be revealed. Male and female He created — Not at once, or both together, but first the man out of the earth, and then the woman out of the man. They seem both, however, to have been made on the sixth day, as is here related, and as the following words in the bible, promising they should be fruitful, and manifest.
The woman’s creation is brought in to introduce the account of the institution of marriage. God formed the woman from the man, and caused the whole race of mankind to descend from one original pair, that all the families and nations of men, being made of one blood, and proceeding from same parents, might know themselves to be brethren, and might love and assist one another to the uttermost of their capabilities! The science may say that human beings are evolved from apes and monkeys, but the Word of God proves this theory not to be true as it says in Psalm 139.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14
I know I was wonderfully made as He knit me together within my mother’s womb. God knew me as He was painstakingly designed me with much loving care. I didn’t just evolve into what I am. I was created and designed with a purpose. The blueprints of mine may be similar to others but they are not exactly the same. I am unique—and so are you!
Relationship with God, our creator
He didn’t just design you to have your own way and to do your own things. He created you so you would desire an ongoing relationship with Him. You were designed with an intense need of your creator, God. Without having a personal relationship with Him, you will always be searching for something to fill the void that’s in your heart. You may try to fill the void by turning to worldly pleasures. But you can never be happy with who you are unless you begin to praise God for creating you, just as you are.
Christianity is not a religious term, rather it is the personal relationship with God! Having a personal relationship with God begins at the moment we realize our need for Him, admit we are sinners, and in faith receive Jesus Christ as Savior. God, our heavenly Father, always desire to be close to us, to have a relationship with us.
There is no mysterious formula for establishing this personal relationship with God. As soon as you become the child of God, you receive the Holy Spirit, who will begin to work in your hearts. You should pray without ceasing, read the Bible, and join a church that’s based on the Word of God; all these things will help you to grow spiritually. Trusting in God to get you through each day and believing that He is your sustainer, is the way to have a relationship with Him. Although you may not see changes immediately, you will begin to see them over time, and all the truths will become clear.
What we all need to aim at, is to have such a love relationship with God as the Word of God says: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” _Romans 8:38-39
Turning to God, our creator
The clay cannot mould itself no matter how hard it tries. However, only God the potter, can mould a person as He is the only one who knew for what purpose you were designed for, in the first place. When we realize that without God we are unable to make the most of ourselves, that’s when things begin to change.
“Yet no one calls on your name or pleads with you for mercy. Therefore, you have turned away from us and turned us over to our sins. And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.” (Isaiah 64:7-8)
We all have weaknesses that sometimes make us feel like we are of no use. But God’s grace is sufficient to cover our weaknesses. More than that, God’s power is made perfect in our weaknesses. Weaknesses keep us humble and make us eager to lean on God’s strength which is much more sufficient and efficient than our own.
Sometimes, knowingly or unknowingly, we move away from God. Fortunately, God has made a way for us to repent and turn to Him – it is nothing but sending His very own Son to sacrifice His life for us in Calvary so that we may be justified for our sins.
Whether we always feel it or not, we can trust God and His plans for our very life. As it says in Ephesians 2:10, we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago!