God is good all the time no matter what.
We are made to flourish whoever we are never to be on pause or waiting but to be flourishing exactly as we are.
We are made in the image of God and that image is not one invented or scored by our standards but His.
We are made in image to have the same status and authority as Him.
Humanity to God has no tiered structure of perfection better or worse we are potentially all equal in the story that we tell about His Holy image.
We are created in an environment of His love , acceptable, with a purpose and intended to thrive.
We each have something so unique to us to flourish in our image and reflect of Him to others and the world.
It matters not whether we have what the world image perceives as beauty and intellect or what the world perceives as malformation or special needs.
The story of our life has the potential to show God to everyone.
God is sovereign.
When we can exhibit where we are accepted, cared for, loved and have that place provided to flourish in and thrive.
That place identified as the perfection of home and those individuals the perfection of God the Father.
We know vulnerability in all other places we step outside into where that is not the experience, atmosphere or sense we feel.
Imperfection only goes to turn us towards and to see His perfection.
He created each of us.
He has something to be seen so uniquely through each of us. He has a purpose and value in all that He creates. He is good. Always good.
In Him is seen no evil. He can create nothing and no one that is not in His image.
God created us and gave us dominion over the world with the intention we should rule it too to reflect His perfect creation but the story in Genesis shows how humanity became cursed by sin.
Humanity had a responsibility to keep earth as it was in heaven and in our daily prayer for that to be we must still honour action for that responsibility.
Hosea identifies how our sins have consequences on the physical earth and those in it in the form of catastrophe. The disturbance spirals out of the normal rhythms and both mankind and the land become distorted.
The bible shows the antidote as being acknowledging, repenting and being forgiven and redeemed.
For God so loved the world ….
God raises up and empowers us to take on responsibility of His creation again and break off the sin curse and attack ravages His people and land.
There is more effect in spiritual warfare than political warfare. In prayer and conviction than in weapons of war.
God is good all the time.
The illustration shows us and our world created in the spiritual beauty of His image shown in the spectrum. That image and light pushing back the darkness. Our warfare ion our knees.
Four Scriptures that come to mind:
“We are convinced that even if these bodies we live in are folded up at death like tents, we will still have a God-built home that no human hands have built, which will last forever in the heavenly realm.”2 Corinthians 5:1 TPT
“From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”2 Corinthians 5:16-17 ESV
“Hear the word of the Lord, O children of Israel, for the Lord has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or steadfast love, and no knowledge of God in the land; there is swearing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Therefore the land mourns, and all who dwell in it languish, and also the beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens, and even the fish of the sea are taken away.”Hosea 4:1-3 ESV
““For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”John 3:16-17 ESV
The song War Cry. Henry Seeley