Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” God’s word tells us that we are made in His image. God does not reflect us — we reflect Him. He is the Pattern — we are the copy.
In business, the quality of a copy hinges on whether it is a duplicate of the original document or another photocopy. The same is true in life. God is the Pattern, and He must be our go-to source if we want to reproduce His qualities in our lives. Yet instead of mimicking Him, we get consumed with mimicking His copies. And when we do that, we become a very poor reflection of who God is.
My own father showed little interest in me as his daughter. I spent so many years believing the lie that God was just like my dad — uninterested and unavailable. But that belief was both twisted and untrue. My Heavenly Father is the Pattern, and my dad is simply a poor reflection. God was available to be copied, but my dad chose not to reproduce the Pattern in his own life. We can either be a reflection of the original Pattern, or we can be a reflection of a poor-quality copy.
Who do you Pattern yourself after? Let God be your Pattern. Look to Him. He is always available and can be duplicated at any time.
Thank you for that.
Blessings and hugs,
You are welcome Theresa. May God continue to show you just how deeply He loves you.
Jan, reading this I feel your pain regarding your dad. As odd as this may sound, my dad was my best friend and I was blessed beyond measure through him. I was truly blessed with a wonderful dad, which somehow hurts more pointedly reading that your dad chose otherwise. May Abba, your heavenly Father always stay close to you!
Thank you so much Jeff for your words of encouragement. The Good Good Father has indeed brought healing. I am no longer distraught over a messed up daddy-daughter relationship. Abba loves me, and that’s all I really need. Thanks again for reading my blog posts — it means a lot to me. God bless you and your wonderful family!
Thank you Jan! I look forward to reading more of your blogs!!