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Individually Unique (2 of 5)
Series: God in The Mirror
Every single one of us is a very special unique individual. God made us all in His image so that when He looked at us, it would be as if He were looking in the mirror. In this series, we will examine five aspects of God’s I.M.A.G.E.
Authority to rule
(1 John 3:2, 1 Corinthians 13:12, 2 Corinthians 3:1)
Today, we begin with “I,” Individually Unique, meaning you are one-of-a-kind and were created in a special way for a special reason.
Your “God image” is your spiritual diamond. It has the ability to reflect God’s glory back onto Him, but no glory in and of itself.
Think of a diamond. The reason is it so precious and beautiful is its ability to reflect light. A diamond has no light in and of itself; it needs external light to shine onto it. Your “God image” is your spiritual diamond. It has the ability to reflect God’s glory back onto Him, but no glory in and of itself. Your talents and abilities are not yours for your own benefit and glory. God gave them to you for the purpose of reflecting back His glory.
1. God gave us an ‘I Am Factor.’ Exodus 3:14
In Exodus 3 when the Jews are enslaved in Egypt, God calls Moses to deliver His people. Moses is perplexed and uncertain as to why he has been chosen:
But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”
So He said, “I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.” (Exodus 3:11-12)
The truth is that Moses is nobody on his own. He is special, as you are, not because of who he is, but Whose he is.
Moses then asks God who is sending him. What is the name of this God who calls him?
And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” (Exodus 3:14a ...
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