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You Look Like God! - NIV Devotions for Mom - Week of September 15

You Look Like God!

Verse: Genesis 1:26-31

Additional Scripture Readings:

Psalms 139:13-14

Colossians 3:10

A mother tends to define herself most easily in terms of externals. I am what I do. I am what others need me to be. I am what I accomplish.

While these descriptions are true, they are incomplete. They overlook the vital fact that we are made, inside and out, by God. We are shaped after his image.

When we gaze into the mirror of God’s Word, we find that God has stamped on our being a reflection of his character, his essence, his being. That is not to say we are mini-gods in any sense. But just as children reflect the physical, mental and personality traits of their parents and even adopted children share the mannerisms and habits of their adopted families, so we who are fashioned by God manifest elements of his character in our beings.

Who are you, Mom? You are a unique being fashioned after the God of the universe—inside and out!

This devotion is from the NIV Mom's Devotional Bible by Zondervan. Used with permission.