“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female” – Genesis 1:26-27
It is a glorious thing that our existence is not a random occurrence. We were made in the image of God, the Creator of the universe. What this means is that we were created as multifaceted creations. You and I are not one dimensional, and neither is our creator. We have an eternal spirit. This is the breath of God that lives in us. Your spirit is what will live or eternity.
Your soul is another facet of being formed in the image of God. It is the part of you that contains your thoughts and emotions. God is a rational and emotional being, and so are you. You have the freedom to decide and to choose. You are not a slave to your circumstance. You can evaluate what you experience, and decide how to react. The ability to reason is a great and marvelous gift from God.
Thank God that we have the ability to communion with him in our spirit and to express free will in our soul.
by Pastor Ryan A. Sturgis