Do you want your prayers to be powerful? Then pray as a righteous person… But how do we become righteous?
Look out! A dangerous beast that can destroy you is lurking, stalking for prey. We think of the devil as someone who tempts us, who whispers in our ear or puts things in front of us to seduce us to sin. But he often does something much worse—he accuses us.
What does it mean to be made in God’s image? How are we like Him? This is complex, mysterious and hard to think about, but in this passage God is specifically referring to our supremacy over the rest of creation. He says we are to rule over all the animals of the earth, we are created to be unique above all that He has made.
God changes our perspective on everything. The hurt that is all around us is temporary, tragedies and sickness are only momentary. Even when we face troubles, He promises that all things work for our good and His glory.
Here is a beautiful description of our relationship with God. We are close to him. We embrace Him in love. He is the object of our attention.
God finishes what He starts. From before we were born and through eternity, God has a design for us. When we first come to Him in faith and accept His gift of salvation, we acknowledge this. At that moment, we are placing our trust in His plan.