“In the beginning God…(Genesis 1:1)”
In the beginning God was there because God had always been there. There was not a time He did not exist.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1).”
In the beginning all that was created was created by God.
“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created (Col. 1:16).”
And all was created not only by Him, but through Him, and for Him.
You and I were created by God, through God, and for God.
I listened to a message earlier by JD Greear, and he said this about creation.
- The story is about Him, He is the major character, not us! God’s Word begins and ends with Him.
- We were created for God, not for our pleasure. We thrive only when our lives revolve upon Him.
- We were created in the image of God, to do that which He created us for.
- Only the One who brought life out of nothing can bring life back from the dead.
As I listened I was challenged by the reality that far too often I make myself the main character. I make myself the focus, or my kids, or other things. Rather than remembering the story is about Him. His life lived out through me, for His glory.
I was reminded that God created me and called me from before the foundation of the world to do the good works He created me for. My life is not my own, it belongs to Him. And I am most joyful and content when my life revolves around Him.
As my kids grow older and begin to think and dream about tomorrow, one of my greatest desires is that they know that they were created by Him, through Him, and for Him. And that whatever He calls them to do, they do it to bring much glory to Him, their Creator. That they do not loose sight of the fact that He must be the Center, and that their lives revolve around Him. For only then, will they find true joy, true contentment, and true peace.
Is He the center of your life? Satan desires to get us to put other things at the center. He lies and tells us that we will never be truly happy until we _(fill in the blank)__.
Yet it is a lie! For God did not create us, save us, and call us unto Himself to lives our lives for ourselves. He did this so that we might live our lives on passion for Christ. Making Him known, wherever He leads us, calls us, and places us.
May we not loose sight of these simple truths, and may our lives be motivated by our great and merciful Savior!