Fingerprints of God

We can look at creation and see the wonders of what God has made. Psalm 95 verse 5 says, “The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.” But there’s something more excellent in creation to consider. This Hebrew word ‘to form’ is also used in Genesis 2:7: “The LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being” (NIV). In such chaotic and changing times, we need to consider how we are God’s most prized possession in all of creation ( James 1:18 ). All the things that we really need the most, like love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness faithfulness and self-control, are wonderful qualities that were part of God first. Sin in this world has left people hungering for these qualities, but our lives are created in Christ to be an example of them (cf. Galatians 5:16-23 ).
We are meant to be the fingerprints of God one to another. True, we do this imperfectly, but that’s not the problem. The challenge for us is to continually ask Christ to fill us with these qualities and seek to share them with others. So consider Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian believers: “I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong” Ephesian 1:16-17 (NLT). Take this time that we have to “Stay at Home” and grow closer to Christ the only true image of God. Also, pray that His image would be seen in you ( John 15:8 )

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"God chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession" (James 1:18, NLT).

"So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. 17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. 18 But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.
19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!" Galatians 5:16-23 (NLT)

"By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples" (John 15:8, NKJV).