Day 3 | Made for God
Reading: Genesis 1
It’s easy to get caught up in our to-do lists, especially during the Christmas season. The year is coming to a close. You’re thinking about work, school, or your family. You have to buy gifts. Plan meals. Clean your house. And those are just a few things running through your mind. When you begin to think about your relationship with God, it can be really easy to bring that “to-do-list mindset” with you. While God certainly has saved us and prepared us for good works (Eph 2:10), we were never meant to do them in our own strength or by our own power. That’s actually when we find ourselves in trouble.
In Genesis 1, we read the account of God creating the world, especially humanity. Genesis 1:26-27 tells us that God created humanity in his image. This is the first thing we hear about humanity. Just a few chapters later in Genesis 5:3, we hear that Adam’s son Seth bore his image. What does it mean to be in God’s image? It means to be a child of God—that we belong to him, and ultimately that we are made for relationship with him. We were created first and foremost to have a relationship with our Father in heaven. You were made for God. To know him. To love him. To enjoy his presence. Everything else we do flows from knowing him and his love for us that he demonstrated through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Rather than looking at your spiritual life like one more thing “to do,” remember, God wants to be with you and wants you to know he is with you through all of your other to-do’s. Spend time with him. You’re made for him.
Question: How can I enjoy time with God today?