Images and Reflections

Lori Scott

The Bible presents many images of God to help us understand the various ways we relate to God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each image reveals an idea of who God is and how we can recognize and reflect God’s presence in the world.

Here are some of my favorite images of God and ways I can “do as God does” in my own life:

  • Advocate (1 John 2:1). I will pray for others.
  • Comforter (John 14:26, KJV). I will encourage others.
  • Creator (Ephesians 3:10). I will think creatively, dream big dreams, take risks.
  • Gentle Whisper (1 Kings 19:12, NIV). I will not force anyone to accept my beliefs but will let my life be an example.
  • Light (John 8:12). I will live each day so that my faith is evident.
  • Love (1 John 4:8). I will let love guide my decisions.
  • Potter (Isaiah 64:8). I will live so that my life may shape the lives of others in positive ways.
  • Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). I will strive to get along with everybody.
  • Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4). I will stand firm when tempted.
  • Servant (Isaiah 42:1). I will care for my neighbor and serve those in need.
  • Vine (John 15:5). I will let my faith intertwine with all other areas of my life.


Do as God does. After all, you are his dear children.
Ephesians 5:1 (CEV)

JOURNAL: Make a list of your favorite images of God. How can you reflect them in your life?

Lori Scott is from Fort Worth, Texas.

—from devozine (January/February 2013). Copyright © 2012 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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