Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God….” NKJV
Every journey begins with a first step. Every race has a starting point as well as a finish line. Every theory has a first principle. Every life has a point of conception. There is a beginning to everything that we encounter and that beginning point is GOD! Let me rephrase that, the beginning point in our lives Should be God!
Our God is a “speaking God”. He still speaks to hearts today. Let me illustrate something from this Book of the Bible which I believe is the “seedbed” of the Bible the Book of Genesis. Consider how the following verses begin and what took place:
Genesis 1:3-5 – “Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.” NKJV
Genesis 1:6-8 – “Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” 7 Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.“ NKJV
Genesis 1:9-10 – “Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.” NKJV
Genesis 1:11-13 – “Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.” NKJV
Genesis 1:14-19 – “Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16 Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. 17 God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.” NKJV
Genesis 1:20-23 – “Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” 21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.” NKJV
Genesis 1:24-25 – “Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.“ NKJV
Genesis 1:26-28 – “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” NKJV
Genesis 1:29-31 – “And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30 Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so. 31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” NKJV
Each day of creation began with God Said. God spoke it into existence. The disciples, on one occasion, were astonished that even the winds and waves obeyed the command of Jesus as they were in the boat during a storm. Like the old song, “When Jesus says it’s enough it’ll be enough. When He speaks peace to my situation all my troubles have to flee….”
Sadly, too many do either do not believe that God speaks today or do not stop long enough for Him to speak to them. If there is anything more important than “hearing God” in our lives, I don’t know what it is. It should be the continual prayer of our hearts to “hear Him” and “know” His desire and direction for our lives “in every situation”. God began this whole process we call life by “speaking” and came to the Garden daily to “talk” with Adam & Eve. He continues to have the desire to communicate to us and with us in this present world. So, I encourage you to ask the Lord to speak to your heart. It is His desire to guide your steps and lead you in the paths of righteousness.
Jesus said,“My sheep know my voice.” So my prayer for you is that you learn, even more than you do now, to recognize His voice speaking to your heart. That you rest in the comfort that His voice brings and the peace that comes with knowing that you know the mind of God in any particular matter.
May God Bless you richly is my prayer and guide you through every day of your life. Blessings!