Tag Archive for: Genesis

Anchor of Hope

When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, ‘I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.’  And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.

Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure…” (Hebrews 6:13-19)

I was reading Hebrews today and some thing struck me about this passage of scripture. God never gives up on us. When He says He will do something, He means it. This shows me a few things about who God is and challenges me to become more like His Son in every way possible. Here is what I have found:

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The Earth is Mine

Then God said, “Let us make man in our own image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” (Genesis 1:26)

Yes, I’m sure you have heard this verse before and many times at that.  But maybe it’s time to go back to the beginning.  The place where there was no sin.  A place where only God and man existed.  A place where man was able to enjoy sweet fellowship with God and not have any interruptions.  A place where there were no excuses, no cell phones, no business meetings, no traffic, no illness, no financial strain, no loss of jobs, no house payment due, no one to distract you from simply remembering that the Creator made you in His image.

WOW!  That very thought amazes me!  God did not have to make us in His image.  His image is so beautiful and so indescribable.  Why would He create me to mirror His image?  There is only one answer to that.  He created me to glorify Him.  Everything He did, He did well!

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All I Really Need to Know


I’ve been studying Genesis a lot lately and I continue to be amazed at what I find there.  I have studied it many times before, but God always finds a way to help me experience it in a new way.  I’m starting to get the feeling like this could be a book that sets you up for life.  Kind of like that old saying, “All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten.”  Yes, I feel it is very important to know the whole Bible and allow all of it to impact your daily life with the Lord.  Please don’t misunderstand me.

I simply want to draw some truths from Genesis to show you how exciting God’s Word can be.  It is vibrant, living, and active in our daily lives, if we allow it to be.  Sometimes we tend to make God’s Word complicated and forget to draw the meaning from it for our lives.  God wants us to seek His Truth, so we can be renewed daily in Him.

“the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”  (Genesis 2:7)

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Jehovah Jireh, My Provider

Yesterday, we explored three of the names of God.  Here is a quick refresher…

1.  Elohim ~ God is the All-Powerful One, He is the Creator.

2.  El Roi ~ The God who sees me.

3.  El Shaddai ~ The All Sufficient One, God Almighty.

If you want to read more on this, read Many Hats.  Today we will continue with three more names!

4.  Immanuel ~ God with us.  Jesus is God in our midst.  In Jesus, the full Deity dwells in bodily form.

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Many Hats

But you, O Lord, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations. (Psalm 102:12)

Are you someone who wears a lot of hats in life?  Do you have many roles to play?  Lately, I’ve been thinking about the hats I wear.  Here are just a few… Daughter of God, Wife, Homemaker, Daughter, Sister, Niece, Friend, Confident, Encourager, Writer, Counselor, Mentor, and Mentee.  We all have many hats to wear in life, but none of us wear more hats than God.  And only He wears each one well.  You never see God taking a day off or forgetting what role to play in what moment. He ever so graciously moves from role to role, being exactly who we need Him to be in every moment.

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