PRAYING THROUGH THE NAMES OF JESUS
Hello Generations Church! Welcome to our weekly devotional for “Praying Through the Names of Jesus” by Dr. Tony Evans. This week, we are focusing on IMAGE OF GOD. We don’t know what your specific needs may be, but we know our Savior does. Whether you just want to ADORE, CONFESS, THANK or SUPPICATE to Him, we pray that you will press into the “Image of God” this week. If you have a testimony you want to share as we go through this series that rest of the year, then please make sure you let someone on the
IMAGE OF GOD
The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 4:4
Jesus, You are worthy of all praise, glory, and honor, as You are the image of God. Colossians 1:15 says, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.” You have made visible to us what we were not able to see. As Exodus 33:18-23 tells us, Moses was only allowed to see the passing of God’s back, because to view God’s face would undo anyone living inhuman form. So You willingly came to earth to give us a glimpse of God which we could see and behold. I praise You for Your courage, determination, strength, and love that would motivate You to take on flesh in order to help us identify and come to believe in God. Open the minds that have been blinded by the god of this world, Satan himself, so that they may see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, the image of God.
Jesus, John 1:18 tells us, “No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.” You have explained God to us in a way that we can comprehend. I am sure there is so much more about God that You could not explain to our finite minds. I am sorry for when I try to put God the Father into a box or into a predetermined concept of who I think He is or should be. I am sorry for neglecting to follow His greatest commands, which are to love Him with my whole heart and to love others as myself. You revealed the manifestation of the keeping of those commands through Your life on earth as the image of God. Forgive me for those times when I stray from the model You set as a standard for me.
Thank You, Jesus, for allowing me to live in a dispensation of Your revelation. Thank You that I can come to know God more fully because You have revealed Him to me. Hebrews 1:3 says about You, “He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power.” You are the radiance of God’s glory, shining the light of love, confidence, peace, and calm. Thank You, Jesus, that I do not need to fear or be anxious because in You dwells all the fullness of deity, and You have chosen to dwell in me.
Jesus, in John 10:30 You said of Yourself, “I and the Father are one.” Then later in the book of John, You prayed that Your followers would be one as You are one with the Father. I want to pray the same prayer as You. You said in John 17:20-23, “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even 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 sent Me. The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. “May I be one in You, and may others be one in You, so that we all may be perfected in unity.