There is a great expression commonly used among believers when describing something good that has happened to them, like when you receive a timely financial blessing, divine protection or deliverance, or anytime you recognize God at work in your life in general, people will say, “That’s God!”
Or when you hear a wonderful testimony from a brother or sister in the Lord, you may respond by saying, “That sounds/looks like God to me!”
Psalms 17:15 says, “As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake in Your likeness.” This is God’s ultimate plan for every one of His children, to be conformed to the image of his Son, who is the image of God the Father.
Paul said, “For whom He foreknow, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8:29). And in Genesis, “God said, Let us make man in our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth” (1:26-28).
From the beginning, God created man in His image and likeness: spirit, soul and body. And that’s great news, but it doesn’t end there. Let’s continue by reading verse 27-28…
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth” (Genesis 1:27-28).
Notice verse 28 says and God BLESSED them, and God said to them be FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY and REPLENISH the earth and SUBDUE it: and have DOMINION over everything that moves!
This means that not only does God want YOU to be in His likeness, He wants everything in YOUR LIFE to look like Him! Let me break it down for you; If it’s not fruitful, that’s not God. If it doesn’t multiply, that’s not God. if it resembles anything less than absolute victory, it’s not “God.”
In John 10:10, Jesus said, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” This means you and I shouldn’t settle for anything less than the abundant life Jesus came to freely give us. We must learn to recognize abundant life when it comes.
If you are always comparing your life with someone else’s life, comparing their blessings with yours, their house, car, or success with yours, you will always miss it. What you have in this life may not always be better than what someone else has, but it might be better than what YOU have ever had.
Increase with God is guaranteed, but it is a slow process. Time has its own way of exposing hidden agendas, false motives and other weaknesses in us that would otherwise harm us and wreck the call of God on our lives if He were to increase us as quick as we would like for Him too.
Therefore, every area of your life today may not look as much like “God” as you would like for it to, but be patient. It may seem as though little has progressed, but if you will determine to do what the Psalmist David did in Psalm 17 by continuing to look at your right-standing with God, one day it will be as though you awoke from a sleep, opened your eyes and were satisfied to see that EVERYTHING about yourself and your life is “in His likeness.” And that is when you will look at yourself and say, “That’s God!”
In fact, every time you think of His goodness, you should smile and say, “That’s God!” And best of all, when others see your life and hear your testimony, they too will say “That’s God!”
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