In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
I feel kinda bad in a sense cos I’ve not lived up to the daily entry into the blog every day of this month. I was out until after midnight and didn’t put something up in the morning, so technically I’ve not lived up the billing, but it’s all good. I’ll just press on through and endeavour to keep up with that which I’ve committed.
Following yesterday’s reference to the awesome deeds of heaven I thought it would be good to just highlight for us exactly what are those awesome deeds. It also make sense to have the first study at the beginning of the book. The sheer cohesion and consistency of the creation itself is a testament to the mighty acts of God. So when I consider His awesome deeds at that point that in itself is reason enough to praise God – just check the sun, stars and sky and how they’re determined by outside forces . Then just to consider that as the pinnacle of creation He had in mind us as human beings to make of the earth what we would as loyal stewards. It’s quite breath-taking that we of al creation were made in His image to reflect His nature and inhabit the world with His values and His rule.
I was at a friend’s birthday party tonight and when I saw the way in which God’s creation can engage with each other in a social gathering, I was full of praise to God for allowing us to be like this – reflecting His image in relating with others. Yes, sin has severely shattered the rue meaning of relationship with ourselves and God – but I’m still grateful for the amazing act in the beginning when God breathed into man and he became a living being. That can still be the case, if we’re willing to obey and yield to the rule of the Spirit in our lives. A lot of opportunities open up when we consider and acknowledge the awesome deeds He has done even in creation.
4 His Name’s Sake
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