Thursday, August 27, 2015

Spoken

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Read Genesis 1:26-31 (Creation of Man)
Read Genesis 2:18-23 (Creation of Adam)

        Have you ever stopped to think how you came to be here today? How you are on earth as YOU?!!! How God miraculously created you and every other person and thing around you???
        We all know the story of creation, how Adam and Eve were created, and we know how God created each of us. However, there is a wonder about it all that we don’t always understand or perceive! Life is such a precious gift, and sometimes because of the life we lives and see around us we take advantage of its MIRACULOUS nature!
        When you think of creation, what comes to your mind? Do you automatically visualize God calling things into “being”, making animals, trees, plants, fish, birds, dinosaurs, and most of all, molding man from the dust of the ground?
Creation- n. the act of bringing something into existence.
(Refer to Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl on pg. 43, paragraph 2)

        For those of you who are familiar with the creation story in Genesis, or just now read it, you notice that when it describes God creating everything on earth that it is His words that bring all things into existence. For example, “God said let there be light, and there was light.” God’s “Words” were the very things themselves. When God said “tree”, he spoke it into being (Tilt-A-Whirl, pg. 43). His very words are the TREE and if he were to stop speaking, it would cease to be!
        It was through God’s great power that he brought the world and everything in it into its marvelous existence! However, do we all really fathom in our minds what he actually did?? I don’t think we even realize how amazing and how EXRAordinary our world is!!!
        Creations masterpiece has an incredible story and the way in which everything came into existence is the most unique part of the account. God didn’t spend months on a committee of engineers and scientist strategically planning out the makeup of earth and all that would reside there. He didn’t have a scientific lab creating every animal he wanted or plant he wished to grow. NO! HE SPOKE THE WORLD INTO EXISTENCE, HIS “WORD” WAS ITS CREATIN AND ITS START!!!!
·         “God created the Heavens and the Earth” (Gen. 1:1).
·         “God said, ‘let there be light and there was light’” (Gen. 1:3).
·         “God said, ‘let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water’” (Gen. 1:6).
·         “God said, ‘let water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear’” (Gen. 1:9).
·         “God said, ‘let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land…’” (Gen. 1:11).
·         “God said, ‘let there be light in the expanses of the sky to separate day from night…’” (Gen. 1:14).
·         “God said, ‘let the water team with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth…’” (Gen. 1:20).
“In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God, and the WORD was God.” 
 -John 1:1-
        This verse is probably familiar to you, and is very important and applicable to many ways of looking at God. The term “word” has many different meanings in the Hebrew scripture, but there is only one meaning I want to look at right now. This view is that in Hebrew scripture, “the word is an agent of creation”. Psalm 33:6 states it this way:
“By the WORD of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the BREATH of his mouth.”
        Isn’t this utterly incredible!!!!! Through simply “the breath of His mouth,” His WORD, God creates! Simply and wholly by what comes out of His mouth everything is given life. This is the incredible phenomena of the creation story.
        The incredible phenomena of creation, is the fact that God created everything through his words and not through engineers, scientists, and master builders; not that he would have needed them anyway. A single WORD that God says is the creation of that very object itself. It is the “magic word” if you want to call it such. God simply speaking one word can bring and does bring into existence a new life. His words are the very things themselves! When he says tree, a tree emerges from the hard ground, sturdy and tall. He spoke it into being!! When he said “tree” he didn’t just say the word, he spoke the “tree” itself, and if he were to stop the words from coming, all would cease to exist (Tilt-A-Whirl).
         Everything in creation was brought forth through the creators spoken word. When he said streams, he spoke the trickling crystal water into its flowing state of existence. When God said “Let there be light” at the beginning of the world, his very words issued in the moon to cast glittering gleams upon the moonlit paths and the golden sun to shine down its warm piercing rays. 
        When we come to realize that practically everything is created simply through God speaking it, we notice, as we look around us in creation, that God is never quiet! He is constantly speaking everything around us into existence. He is begging it to awaken and come alive. He commands your garden to sprout through the wet soil. He beckons the rose to open up its bud and face the day. It is his WORD which gives the bird on the fence the song to sing. Look around and see everything that was spoken and is speaking around you!!! Marvel in its creators words!!!
1 John 1:1-4
The Word of Life
“1What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of life—2 for the life was made visible; we have seen it and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was made visible to us—3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim now to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; for our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We are writing this so that our joy may be complete.

        If you ever doubt His presence, just look out your window into the face of creation and you can see his hand upon everything, and if you are quiet enough you might just be able to hear his words, though even if you can’t hear him, you see the words he is spoke and is speaking.

       Therefore dear sister, marvel at creations wonders and recognize your Heavenly Fathers voice in every corner of his masterpiece. But most importantly, realize that you were a spoken piece of creation and God speaks through you wherever you go!!! You and I are both a part of creations wonders and molded into God’s image. 

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