๐Ÿ’ญ His Big Picture โœจ

Big picture

It is always amazing, when I reflect on the greatness of God. He being so real that one can see Him all around us. Itโ€™s so obvious, that you see signs of Him evidently glaring at you, daily.

Few days ago, I was out with hubby and we saw this beautiful duck. The intricacies of the feathers; how the colours though different, matched and made it look so beautiful. The lines were so exact that there was no distortion at all. And there the duck was, floating on water having a cool day, no hassle at all. ๐Ÿ˜Š

And just as these different colours made a perfect fit for the duck, so also there is a grand plan in which we all belong to as Godโ€™s creation.

A plan that has been before time. A plan He communicated to us when He first formed man and even affirmed it over the years.

And that plan is simple:

โ€œAnd God blessed them. And God said to them, โ€œBe fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.โ€โ€

Genesis 1:28 ESV

But before He blessed man and gave us this mandate, He already did something and that was to create us all in His image; His very likeness.

โ€œSo God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.โ€

Genesis 1:27 ESV

That from His likeness we all multiply and fill the earth. And with this replication effect, all of Godโ€™s aura; His image; His likeness will be revealed. That the earth be filled up with His presence. ๐Ÿ“

You are part of Godโ€™s great plan

Hence, while we all look at our individual lives and have this notion that we were created for ourselves, I beg to remind you that you were created to be part of a grander plan.

The same plan Jesus came to earth to emphasize to us:

โ€œthat they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.โ€

John 17:21-23 ESV

And Finally, Paul made it clearer for us to understand. And it can be found in these verses:

โ€œFor just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one bodyโ€”Jews or Greeks, slaves or freeโ€”and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many. But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.โ€

1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 18-19, 22, 24-27 ESV

We all are a part of Godโ€™s grand plan. Each of us being a part of His body made to function effectively so that His body – the church, may function effectively.

So while we all launch out into our respective callings, we shouldnโ€™t forget the goal – it is to show forth His glory! To reflect the unity of the Trinity in whom we all were created from – โ€œIn His image, He created manโ€ (Paraphrased, Genesis 1:27)

Itโ€™s a reminder for us to remember who we were created to be and for whom we were created for.

The big ask to us today are these questions:

– Am I functioning as Christ would want me to in His body?

โƒ Is all that I do giving God the glory or myself?

โƒ Am I bringing about the unity of His body or am I all about me and myself?

Created as light of the world

Itโ€™s a time for us to reflect and get back to the template for which we were made for. To function in your natural habit (in God) and experience His ease. But trying so hard to disengage from your natural habitat can only lead to many struggles that leads to sorrow.

Just like that duck I saw, reflect the beauty of the different parts of His body to the world. And donโ€™t be afraid to let your light shine so that our world may experience Godโ€™s out-spread light. ๐Ÿ“

May His word birth life in our hearts and minds. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Happy new week, dear friend. ๐Ÿค—

โœจ#HCCounsels#โœจ

21 Comments Add yours

  1. Glory be to God. Letโ€™s function as a family of God. As brothers and sisters in Christ. God bless.

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    1. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Yes! Thanks for stating this, maโ€™am. โค๏ธ
      Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      Wishing you a pleasant day. ๐Ÿค—

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  2. jlp260 says:

    A great reminder, Mercy: “to remember who we were created to be and for whom we were created for.” Something to think about daily. ๐ŸŒบ

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    1. Yes maโ€™am. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™‚
      And May we stay committed to this to the end. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      Happy Thursday. Itโ€™s a blessed day for you. Amen โค๏ธ

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  3. A beautiful encouragement my friend. Naturally we do have the tendency to turn away from the Lord rather than to Him. But when we keep our eyes on Him He gives us the desire to draw closer to Him

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    1. Glad knowing it is, maโ€™am. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      So true! โ€œOur natural/human tendencies like to be independent and dependent on selfโ€ ๐Ÿ“
      Yes!! And May our eyes continually be set upon Him. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

      Do have a blessed Thursday, maโ€™am. โค๏ธ

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  4. Manu says:

    A wonderful and necessary reminder for us to look and reflect within to why we serve. May we never forget the big picture and seek to glory Him in all things.
    Blessings to you Mercy ๐Ÿ’™

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    1. Yes maโ€™am. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      Your comments, sums it all up. ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ˜Š
      Amen, and you too, maโ€™am. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

      Do have a blessed day ahead. ๐Ÿค—Greetings to the family as well.

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  5. Samuel Adeiza says:

    This is amazing my dear sister and friend, this calls for a reflection of who we are in Christ Jesus and the great work of redemption that was completed on the cross of calvary. May our existence on earth always brings honour to our maker (GOD)

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    1. Smiles. Bless God for His words, bro. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Yes!
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Blessings to you and the family. ๐Ÿค—

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  6. InspireChief says:

    A beautiful reminder, Mercy. God created us in His image now we must live up to the greatness inside of us. ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

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    1. Thank you, sir. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes! Itโ€™s a call for us to live as He has called us to, not less of it. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Wishing you and the family a blessed day ahead. ๐Ÿค—

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  7. Israel says:

    Instructive.
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Glad to, bro. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Do have a fulfilling day ahead. ๐Ÿค—

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  8. justine love says:

    The goal is to show forth God’s glory…

    Thanks for the reminder

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    1. Yes! And May we keep our focus on this, daily. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      Glad to. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Blessings to you, sis. โค๏ธ

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      1. justine love says:

        โค๏ธThanks

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  9. I love the analogy of the duck. Our light is meant to be seen. Thanks for sharing. God bless you.

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    1. Nice! ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes!!!
      Glad to. And thank God for His words. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Amen, and you too bro. ๐Ÿค—
      Do have a blessed weekend.

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