January 10, 2021
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God 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
Before anything was, God was. He is before all, eternal in his being. Every aspect of creation was made by him and nothing is beyond him. These truths are clearly laid out in the book of Genesis. We know them. We can often repeat them from memory. However, do we live with a true awareness that before all that was and over all that is, there is the triune God? The light and the dark were made by him; the day and the night were designated by him.
If God could make something out of nothing, and if God is without beginning and end, then what can this God not do? There is no limitation to his power and authority. When we believe this truth about God, truly believe this about God, there is an awakening that occurs within the human heart. This God of all power and authority is the same God who wants to be our Father. He has done everything so that we can be in relationship with him.
In a day and age where insecurity abounds, this truth can change everything. If the God of the universe declares that you are worthy, you are his creation, he loves you, and he wants to be in relationship with you, then what is there to doubt about yourself? What another human thinks is nothing; they are merely part of the creation. God is the creator. God is your creator. He is the one who gets to define you. Remember the words he spoke at the end of the creation account: "And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good" (Genesis 1:31). When he looks at you, he says you are very good!
Can you take some time today to marvel at the amazing gift of being loved and known by this all-powerful, sovereign God?
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