Saturday, January 2, 2010

Bible in 90 Days- Day One

Okay, I am just gonna touch on a few things that I read that stood out for me personally. If you would like to take this journey with me, you can find out all about it here!

Today's Readings Genesis 1:1-16:16

One of the verses that I came across that spoke to me was Genesis 1:31 God has just finished creating everything including man, if you notice after each creation God steps back and looks at his handiwork and declares it good, but when he creates man he steps back and looks at this creation and deems it "very good"

"God saw all that he had made and it was very good..."

Out of all the beautifully amazing things that God created on this earth the only thing he quantified was man! How awesome is that, that he looked at man as his most prized creation. The one He was most proud of, the only one he deemed very good! How treasured that makes me feel, how awesome to know that I am his prized creation! WOW!

The 2nd verse is a partial verse in Genesis 3:9, Adam and Eve have just eaten from the tree of knowledge, and they have hidden themselves and God calls out to Adam Where are you? That is what I want to ask myself Robyn, where are you? Where are you in life? Where are you in your walk with me? Where are you as mother, wife, daughter...Where are you? I know where I want to be, but am I there. Not hardly. Can I get their on my own, IMPOSSIBLE! Do I have someone to help, absolutely! Do I have someone to rely on, you betcha. All I have to do is seek Him out, and that is what I plan to do.

The last verse I wanted to touch on was in Genesis 15:1 God is speaking to Abram

"Do not be afraid Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward."

Oh my, do not be afraid, I am your shield, your very great reward! Gosh is that not just awesome, doesn't that sum up life pretty much. Don't fear this world or the things of it, I am here I am your protector, but not only your protector, but if you walk with me I will be your very great reward! Nothing in this life will compare to the reward I can receive in heaven, why spend time looking for validation here, it is fleeting. I cannot have, buy, receive etc... enough things to make me happy or feel fulfilled here on earth, but I can make deposits into a bank that repay me for all eternity, in ways that I can't even imagine!

Lord, help me draw nearer to you, this year, help me to stay grounded in your word and your work. Help look for things that have value in eternity and not value here on earth! Let me lay up treasures in heaven not here on earth, and help me to seek a more intimate relationship with you! Be my shield and protector, help me not to fear, and help me realize that YOU are my very great reward!!


Tasha said...

This is so true. Great post!