God ordering Creation in perfection is an example of how He desires to order your life.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Psalm 119:1-8 - 1Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the LORD. 2 Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts. 3 They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths. 4 You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully. 5 Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees! 6 Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands. 7 As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should! 8 I will obey your decrees. Please don't give up on me.
Lord , help me to find joy in You and Your Word today! Help me not to compromise my faith and help me to live in the way that pleases You.
Read - Genesis 1-2
Every Story has a beginning. This text represents the beginning of ours...jot down your feelings as you encounter the story of God's amazing Creation.
If your faith breaks down in Genesis 1-2 then you are in big trouble the further you go. Are there any big 'faith leaps' that require understanding before you can go on? Make a list and seek out biblical truth on the matter.
We read that God creates by His spoken Word. Later in the gospels Jesus is called The Word. What does this say?
The Bible teaches that the world wasn't made by chance but by a choice from a loving and involved Creator. How does this shape your worldview?
Pray that God would empower you to accept Him as the all powerful creator of all things. Pray that you could experience the joy of being made in His image. Thank God for His identifying truth that He made you very good.
Consider why God would place a tree in the garden that would be forbidden to eat? What value does this place upon your choices? Fast forward to Revelation 22 to see that same tree has a role in our eternal life with God.
We see the first triangle in today's text (Made by God). The glory of being made perfectly creates a longing in us to experience that again. This truth is vital to a full understanding of the Gospel where Jesus restores us into right relationship with God!