The Creation Story: 7 Biblical Life Lessons for Parents and Children To Apply To Their Daily Lives - DAY 6.
DAY 6 - Welcome to our latest blog post in this enlightening series, where we explore the biblical creation story to help children embrace their unique identity and purpose rooted in God. In this post, we focus on Day 6 of creation, when God made mankind in His image, bestowing upon us a distinct identity and divine mission. Discover practical guidance for parents to support their children in uncovering their identity in Christ and fulfilling God's extraordinary purpose for their lives. As we examine Genesis 1:26-31, we emphasize the significance of recognizing God-given talents, learning from purpose-driven biblical figures, and fostering a personal relationship with God. Empower your
children to lead meaningful lives, grounded in their Creator. Help them to be clear on who they are in Christ and show them how to illuminate the world with the love of God.
Day 6: Created in His Image: Discovering Our Unique Purpose and Identity in God
Genesis 1:26-31 (WEB) God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." God created man in his own image. In God's image he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them. God said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food. To every animal of the earth, and to every bird of the sky, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food;" and it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. There was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.
Life Lesson: Discovering our unique purpose and identity as God's children created in His image
On the sixth day, God created land animals, and He also specifically created mankind in His image. In this He gave us a unique identity and purpose. As parents, we have the responsibility to guide our children in discovering their identity in Christ and the divine purpose that God has planned for their lives.
- Teach the value of being made in God's image: Help your children understand that being created in God's image means they are valuable, loved, and have a unique purpose and identity in God. Encourage them to see themselves and others through God's eyes, treating everyone with love, kindness, and respect, never forgetting that we are all to reflect God to the world as we are His image bearers. And in this truth, what is revealed is that the identity of a thing is in the creator of that thing. We are never to self-identify but rather it is God who tell us who we are.
- Explore their God-given talents and passions: Support your children in discovering their natural abilities and interests. Help them see how these gifts can be used to glorify God and serve others, ultimately fulfilling their divine purpose.
- Share biblical examples of purpose: Introduce your children to characters from the Bible who discovered their purpose and used their gifts for God's glory, such as Esther, Moses, and Paul. Discuss how God used these individuals to impact the world and how He can do the same through your children.
- Encourage a personal relationship with God: Guide your children in developing a close relationship with God through prayer, Bible study, and other spiritual disciplines. As they grow closer to God, they will gain a better understanding of their identity and purpose in Christ.
By helping our children discover their unique identity and purpose in God, we empower them to live fulfilling lives centered on their Creator. As they embrace their God-given gifts and passions, they will become a light in the world, reflecting the love and grace of their Heavenly Father to all they encounter.
This blog series was inspired by our children's book - Timeless Tales From The Bible: 6 Days of Creation and God's Promise of Rest.
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