Happy thursday, I hope everyone is doing well! Today we are going to talk about the three things Adam is called to do in the Bible, and how I plan to live that out in my own life.
“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”
Reflect and Represent
“So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.”
There are two stories: the biblical story and my story. This is so cool, because through my life I am able to see that my story actually becomes the Biblical story. As humans we can see how we are called to rule, reflect, represent. We can see how God created Adam, a human, different from any of the other creation created during creation. God made Adam, in His image. Adam, and every human were given the ability to rule, reflect, represent. God created this world, and made it to His own liking. Everything was placed here on the Earth through God, and His mercy, and grace. I believe that we are called like Adam, to rule over creation, but that does not necessarily mean to dominate it, dictate it, rather to make it stronger, and love it. We see in creation that the plants still obey God, and worship him. Also we are called to serve, I can see many aspects of my life where I serve, I serve within my church, and also I plan to forever serve mankind. Might this be in my family, or inside my workplace. I plan to be a middle school teacher, I plan to help them grow into mature adults and by being a positive role model in life. I also plan to have my main content in Science, so with this content area, I will show my students how we are called to take care of the Earth and sustain it. I will also plan to love creation.
Next God gave the man the ability to reflect God. God created us in His own Image. Everyday I make sure I hold myself to a standard where I make sure that I am reflecting God in all that I do. I do this by doing that right thing and trying to stay away from any sinful desires that I might have. I commonly ask God to help gear me in the right direction and help me make the right decisions. I have made this choice in life so that I can better reflect Him.
The final thing us as followers have been called to do is represent God. This is kind of the same idea of reflecting Him. However, something a lot of people do not realize is that they are role models for someone. For me I have realized that I am a role model for people younger, but also some older than me. For me planning on being a teacher, I plan to be a role model for my students while I am teaching. I will be sure to represent God in my classroom. Although, I plan to do public education I can not openly share my faith with students during class hours, however they can be away of my beliefs and they can watch how I represent Him in everything I do. Along with that, I plan to host a youth group type thing for the students at my school, either before or after school.
Thank you for popping in,