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Monday, April 12, 2010

A thoughtful post

Read Genesis 1:25-31, better yet I'll post it right here for you:




" 25God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
26Then God said, "Let
Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
27God created man
in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
28God blessed them; and God said to them, "
Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
29Then God said, "Behold,
I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;
30and
to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food"; and it was so.
31God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very
good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day."


This is the creation story its pretty basic and straight forward but that doesn't mean its not thought provoking. Look at verse 31 notice it says it was very good. Adam and Eve had done nothing but they were acceptable because God said he was. So if God says we are 'very good' why do we struggle with this need for significance? Since the fall of man we have been isolated from our true form of significance and we have been trying to fill the void ever since.


We are trying to fill this void with everything but the one thing that can fill it. Its the whole 'God shaped hole' theory. I think a lot of people use this analogy wrong, this isn't the salvation message this is the how to live your life message.


If we could just focus on living for Christ instead of others we would all be a lot happier.

2 comments:

Treasure Chest Ministries said...

Yep, you got it girl - I would just add focus on knowing Christ and living for Christ. Not just knowing about Christ, but really knowing Christ.

Brandi (Maxfield) Morstad said...

This is so true! Our society tells us we aren't significant unless we attain a certain beauty, get a good education, have a good paying job, and have the"perfect life". God says we are significant without any of those things. Isn't it nice to know God and have a relationship with Him so we can focus on the important parts in life?!