Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Awesome Beginning

The Awesome Beginning
Scripture Reading: Genesis 1-3
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was empty, a formless mass cloaked in darkness. And the Spirit of God was hovering over its surface. Then God said, “LET THERE BE LIGHT,” and there was light.         (Gen. 1:1-3 NLT)
Just like that! Four simple words and BOOM! Light appears. Is there any doubt that it takes an awesome, powerful, intelligent being to cause such an event to happen?
   Worship begins with a personal God who has creative powers and who has fashioned myriads of universes of which the planet earth in an infinitesimal part. All other gods are products of man’s hands or figments of his imagination. None of them are living or personal. They can’t see, hear, or do. They possess no creative powers.
   Why did God bother to create humankind? A number of reasons can be cited. He wanted someone with whom he could communicate and have fellowship. He wanted a human body through which he could manifest his glory. He wanted to be intimately involved with his creation.
   Consider the God who claims us as his own. He personally walked and talked with Adam and Eve in the garden. He granted a child to an elderly Abraham and Sarah, despite their unbelief. He wrestled with Jacob transforming his character. To took Joseph out of prison and promoted him to prime minister of Egypt.
   This is the kind of God we serve and who calls us to worship him. As you read through the book of Genesis, you will see a God who is your creator, provider, promise-keeper, and sustainer.
   Isn’t He worth listening to?

Prayer: Dear Lord, You alone are worthy of our worship. Help each one of us today to exalt your name in all that we do. 

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