GOD’S STORY Part 14 GOD’s Existence
Here at Preparing the Bride, I’m telling GOD’S STORY. Presumptuous?! Not when simply looking at scripture, because scripture is the unfolding of God’s story to us who read it.
How do we prepare as the Bride of Christ? We learn GOD’s Story. Piece by piece, and peace by peace, we learn to walk as He has walked.
GOD’S STORY: Part 14 GOD’s Existence
“In the beginning GOD
created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
I’ve broken up the verse deliberately, to encourage us to ponder each line individually.
Our Father in heaven existed before time. Our Father in heaven existed in relationship with Himself: Creator. Word. Spirit. To us, this is Father, Son, Holy Spirit. This is who we know. And He has always been. Always. When we grasp this, if we can grasp this, it makes our existence even more amazing.
Once upon a time there was GOD. Then He created angels. Then one angel rebelled and took a third of the others with him. He – Lucifer – was cast out of heaven. His cohort became demons. Then GOD created earth, and us. This we glean from various scriptures in Job, Isaiah, elsewhere… but this is a wee bit of context and for this message is not where I’m stopping…
GOD has always BEEN
“In the beginning
the heavens and the earth.”
GOD has always been. He has always been in relationship. He didn’t need us, wasn’t lonely or bored. There is no evidence for that. But He is creative, and so He created. And eventually, He created earth and everything in it. He created humanity.
As I contemplate the beginning of the Holy Bible, and rest simply upon the first two verses, I question, I seek — knock — find — that GOD is incredible. We are incredible to exist.
Let us simply take much more time contemplating GOD. From the beginning, let us abide in Him to discover Who He is and What is His Story. What is GOD’s Story?
We begin again at the very beginning, before Time, before Us
For homework, I suggest we just rest, abide, sit with GOD: Our Father, Our Creator, Our LORD. Just dwell in Genesis 1:1, then add Genesis 1:2…..
What will we glean? What part of GOD’s Story will He reveal to each and every one of us? For me it is His power, His awesome power as “in a whirlwind…..”
Shalom as you Rest in Him.