Friday, January 01, 2016

"From Nothingness" - 01/01/16 - Genesis 1-3

"First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness." (1:1-2)

There are often times I take His greatness for granted. 
There are often times I take His power,
His being in complete control,
His being the one and only "I AM". 
There are times, less often than in the years before, yet still I think "I" am. 
That "I" am able to do it all, control it all, have things go my way.

What. a. God. we. serve. 

"Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness."

From this - "God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see."

I marvel of Him. 
That He was able to see it in His mind and just speak everything into being.  Waking up this morning to another breathtakingly, beautiful day.  The starkness of the naked trees standing tall against His perfect blue sky.  Bits of snow covering the ground and branches.  Shadows creating depth and dimension.   

All of this from "a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness."

 It is the first day of 2016. 

I glimpse back on the past years He has brought me through.  How my life was an inky blackness, a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness.  How He has filled it, used it for His glory.
The many ways He has transformed my life to be that of beauty "in" Him. 
I am so thankful for the way His Word is taking my focus off myself and onto His face.  To count my blessings more often than wallowing in self pity.  To be growing my faith in knowing even through trials and tribulations, He is in control.  To wait upon His timing. 
After all, He decided to create all of everything in six days, not in one spoken word. 

I was thinking about what I wanted to get done today.  I smile thinking of working in the kitchen with Nichalas and Amber yesterday, knowing today we will continue baking the bite sized deliciousness for Adam and Ashley's party tomorrow night.  Quick trips to the store.  Hopefully making it to the New Year's Day party Ashley's aunt is holding.  Working on getting everything ready for transport. 

Before I know it, tonight will come.  Another day will have went and gone. 

I look back at how much has passed in my 56 years and stand amazed how quickly it went.  I stand amazed when He was creating the world He knew I would be here.  This very moment, using a computer to share about Him and His Word 

Doesn't that blow you away? 

To think that in His whole creation, a little speck in the whole picture of things, He knew. 

And He did it all for me.  For us. 

Humans.  His creation.  Reflection of Him.

"God created human beings;
he created them godlike,
Reflecting God’s nature.
He created them male and female.
God blessed them:
“Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge!
Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air,
for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.”  (1:27-28)

I am so thankful each moment is a new beginning.  That my Savior has wiped my slate clean.  That as long as I breath, I have the promise of new steps.  Of new years, new days, new moments.  To know now, from the moment of creation, the stars were on their journey to line up at the exact time of our Savior's birth.  Our Savior for a new life.  The beginning of the new covenant in Him. 

Separating day from night.  Evil from Good.  Eternal Death from Eternal Life.


"God spoke: “Lights! Come out!
Shine in Heaven’s sky!
Separate Day from Night.
Mark seasons and days and years,
Lights in Heaven’s sky to give light to Earth.”
And there it was." (1:14-15)

He knows my numbered seasons, days and years.  He has given me Light to mark them. 

My Light is His Son.  My Savior.

My Light is The Holy Spirit.  My  Helper.

My Light is His Word.  My Guide.

My Light is My Daddy.  My ABBA. - the Creator of all. 

And My Daddy holds me in the palm of His hand.

New beginnings from nothingness..............only He can do that.

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