During times when feelings of inadequacy, doubt, or fear arise, it may be good to remember that we were made in the image of God. Being made in God’s image and likeness means that we are spiritual beings in a physical body with a unique relationship to God.
Our special relationship with God is grounded in the act of God breathing His own Spirit within us, making us with the capacity of God nature. Indeed we are spiritual beings into whom God has communicated the likeness of His characteristics and attributes.
As human beings, God has given us intellect, will, and emotion; and deposited within us a moral sense like unto His own. Genesis 1:26, pronounces, ” And God said, let us make man in our own image, after our likeness “. As a result of being created after God’s likeness, we have the ability to reproduce in God’s image, and the privilege of having dominion over the earth.
L. Jerome Jones