Genesis 1:1-26 (New International Version)
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 Now the earth was [a] formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
6 And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water." 7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.
9 And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.
14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.
20 And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth." 23And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.
24 And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, [b] and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
Here I was reading this scripture again. it’s been about 20 years since I last read it. I remember not quite understanding everything it meant. Especially the part that says “according to their kind”. To expound upon that statement I believe God intended for each creature and living thing to procreate , spawning replicas of the first. So when you think about it, you also have to think about whose image or “kind” we were created in. Verse 26 goes on to describe how we were made in God’s image. I find it amazing that God thought that much of us to create us in his Image. Not the image of a cow or hen but in God’s Image. Our truly omnipotent alpha and omega thought enough of man to make him into his likeness. In a nutshell we are his namesakes. Yet this is something we take for granted each day. We are so haughty and puffed up that if it were up to us we would discredit God and credit ourselves for our own existence. It saddens me that we live in a world where there is no more room for God in our hearts and minds,in our homes in our careers. We have spent pretty much the majority of our time weaning ourselves into Demigods and excluding God from our lives when he is due all the Glory and praise. Imagine how great the world would be if in fact we were to live our lives as Christ did. I have spent a good majority of my adult life looking for happiness and fulfillment in all the wrong places. Innately I believed that If i were to meet a certain objective, I would feel fulfilled. The bible says “lean not unto thine own understanding” . But I spent almost every waking hour trying to compartmentalize all aspects of my life. Beit my love life or my friendships , I had to be in charge. I had to have the upper hand. I wanted this girl to love me or that guy to love me so I could feel whole again. And when they did love me or when they did show me love, I still felt empty on the inside. I still felt like something was missing. I never truly found happiness until I found my way back to Jesus. That in and of itself is proof positive that living my life for Jesus is meant to be a part of my divine make-up. I was made in his image, therefore I must act accordingly.