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Who Made Me?

Take a look in the mirror. Believe it or not, the person looking back at you was created by God. As the Bible puts it, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him” (Genesis 1:27). That means you were formed and given life by the One who made the universe. You are God’s masterpiece, His handiwork, created as the one and only you. And not just created and forgotten about, but known for who you are:

“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar,” one Bible writer said in Psalm 139:1-2.

Your identity doesn’t just lie within your appearance or accomplishments. Your true identity was given to you by the One who made you—just as your fingerprints are all over the things you do and create.

And yet, each one of us is guilty of going against our Maker, deciding to go our own way instead of choosing His best for us. We have rejected the identity He gave us. That rebellion—called sin—separates us from God. It’s like our mirror has a crack running down the middle, our image shattered by the ugly scars of sin.

But God wants to change all that. He doesn’t want you to be limited by the way the world defines you. He doesn’t label you by your race, gender, finances, job or accomplishments. He wants to restore your real identity. He wants you to look in the mirror and see someone God created and loves just the way you are.

“I have called you by name, you are mine. … You are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you” God says (Isaiah 43:1, 4).

God’s love for you is so great that He made a way to mend our broken relationship with Him. That’s through Jesus, who takes our sin and shame away so that when God looks at us, He doesn’t see our sin, but instead sees a new identity: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

With Jesus in your life, you’re free to be yourself—the way you were created to be. With Jesus, you’re now defined as a child of the perfect, loving God.

Learn to see yourself as God sees you. Begin a relationship with Him today.

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Step 1 – God’s Purpose: Peace and Life

God loves you and wants you to experience peace and eternal life.

The Bible says:

"We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Romans 5:1

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16

"I [Jesus] have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."
John 10:10

What keeps us from having the life God planned for us?

Step 2 – The Problem: Our Separation from God

God created us in His image. He gave us a will and the freedom of choice; we choose to disobey Him and go our own way—which is called sin. This separates us from God.

The Bible says:

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Romans 3:23

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 6:23

Our choice to sin separates us from God. People have tried many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God.

The Bible says:

"There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death."
Proverbs 14:12

"But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear."
Isaiah 59:2

No bridge reaches God... except one.

Step 3 – God’s Bridge: The Cross

Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the grave. When He did He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between us and God.

The Bible says:

"For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus."
1 Timothy 2:5

"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God."
1 Peter 3:18

God has provided the only way back to Him. You must make a choice.

Step 4 – Our Response: Receive Christ

We must trust and receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

The Bible says:

"Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God."
John 1:12

"If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
Romans 10:9

Which side are you on? The side with Christ or without Him?

Here is how you can accept Christ into your life:

We suggest a prayer like this one:

"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."


Did you pray this prayer?