So God created human beings in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
What Does Created in His Image Mean to You?
Sometimes when I feel down and distant from God, it does me well to remember that I created in His image. I’m not a mistake, and I’m not an animal, so I shouldn’t act like one! Instead, you when I have been created for a higher purpose, which is to worship God in Spirit and Truth for ever and ever.
Later on in Genesis you believe that Adam and Eve allowed sin into their lives, and corrupted and beautiful image of God and mankind should be. But sin did not “unmake” them, and it did not lower us to the level of other created beings. It may have tainted us, and separated us from God, but it did not deflect us from our primary calling of worshiping Him.
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So when you lead worship, remember that you are created in the image of Almighty God, and so are the people you are leading in worship! We are called to worship the Lord, we will be doing it for eternity and when we worship Him I believe that we moved closer to that perfect image of God we were before the fall of mankind.
So worship leading is not just something you do on a Sunday, it is a call to greatness and a restoration of the image of God in our lives. As we worship Him we learn more about Him and grow closer to Him.
When we lead worship we are doing what we were created originally to do, and we become created in His Image, the image of God that He wants us to be.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
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Have you Ever Prayed, “Create in me a Clean Heart?”
So what he said that is attacking heart at the moment? Is there a sin that keeps cropping up again and again? Are there desires that you know deep down don’t glorify God? You cannot control the temptations of things which come against your heart, but you can definitely control your response. Remember, temptation is only temptation is not sin until you give in to it, and then it becomes sin.
David was a man of God’s own heart, but he was also a man who grappled with some spectacular sins in his life. The cool thing about David is that he didn’t push it under the carpet and cover it up for long. It was open about you sin before God, and was willing to confess it, knowing that he still had the power to forgive his sin. David knew the desperate need to have sin forgiven, and if we are to be used of God in worship we need to know that same forgiveness as well.
So what do you need to do? Ask God to search your heart and pray, “create in me a clean heart“. Write any sins down which come to mind, and confess them, allowing God to forgive you and restore a close relationship with you. This is not a one-off project, so you may need to do this daily to see real breakthrough in your ministry and your personal devotions with him, but it’s worth it!