Guest post from my good friend Pierre.
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1)
The Bible is crystal clear, despite the scriptural assaults of the modern and postmodern (mostly western) world.
“In the beginning God” says the Word of God.
Because God is “in the beginning,” He created heavens, earth, you and me.
Because God is “in the beginning,” He hovered over the surface of the waters to shape a formless and void world.
Because God is “in the beginning,” He spoke and light was and still is.
Because God is “in the beginning,” He is actively shaping, reconstructing and restructuring your life, my life, our lives to fit His glorious plan.
There was hope yesterday, there is hope today, still there will hope be tomorrow because God is “in the beginning.”
No sphere of life falls out of His sovereign control.
No part of Human History neither.
“In the beginning God” is a great scriptural reminder that we cannot achieve anything by our own.
Paul summarized it this way: “Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life” (2 Corinthians 3:5-6, ESV).
Without God we are useless, helpless, hopeless people and unable ministers.
Questions to ponder:
- Was God “in the beginning” of my day when I woke up?
- Was God my first thought this morning?
- Is God “in the beginning” of my service for Him today?
- Where do I need to stop, to let go and let God…be God “in the beginning?”
Surely it is the sole way to make great impacts and leave a lasting legacy behind.