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This is the first post in my new series of Writing Through the Bible, and I have kicked off in Genesis with the game plan outlined in the first post in the series. I sat down and did just as I had planned, writing verses until I felt compelled to process and write down my thoughts.
I made it through the grueling hand cramping and atrocious penmanship for all of 5 verses before I had to stop writing scriptures and note what was running through my mind. I love how God points out to me when I’m doing the right thing at the right time. In this instance, I had confirmation that it was totally cool that I started in Genesis, as it is the true beginning of the beginning.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness He called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning — the first day. (Genesis 1:1-5)
I love new beginnings: a new year, a new season, a new month, a new week, and a new day. Even moments can be new – that’s the loving grace of the amazing God we serve!
What if each new beginning, no matter how small or big, was turned over to God to do with as He would? If He could do such reverance with something as magnificent as the original creation of darkness and light – the very first day! – how much more could He do with our new beginnings, from moments to years?
We do have, through the Spirit of our Living God, the power to fully operate on a belief that God can consistently and continually breathe beauty and goodness into each of our new beginnings. That is the very same faith that created the first day, and it is offered to us with every new beginning.
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