Sunday, January 30, 2011

Daily Thought: Classic Counterfeits

"To be authentic means literally that we are not false or copied, that we reflect the original. Our separation from God has made us into imitations, no longer reflections of the Creator. Although we are born of a template designed in the image of the Creator God, that template is broken, and the reproduction flawed. We are classic counterfeits. We pass as the real thing. We might even fool ourselves. Yet the evidence of our inauthenticity can be seen in our departure from the character of God. The first and most important step in becoming genuinely authentic is once again to be authenticated by the original designer. God longs to place within each of us a new heart, that reflects Him in both action and desire (Ezekiel 36:26)." ~ Erwin McManus, Stand Against the Wind, p. 59

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