Wednesday, October 2
Today's reading: Genesis 1:1-31
The first chapter of Genesis is rich with information about God. But because this is where we're learning about the creation of the world and of mankind (totally awesome stuff), oftentimes we skim over the details about God without even realizing it. So before moving on to Genesis 2, I spent the last couple of evenings mulling over Genesis 1 looking at what it reveals about God, our awesome Creator.
As I started my reading, I asked God to show me things I hadn't noticed before. Then as I read through the chapter, I wrote down in the margins of my Bible the various details that caught my attention. And each time I read through the chapter (I read it several times), I added to my list. Below are some of the things I noted about God.
- A visionary.
- An artist and vastly creative.
- A planner.
- An emotional being.
- A delighter in His work.
- A delegator. (This one was my favorite. God handed over a BUNCH of responsibility to man. That conveys so much about how highly God values mankind when you think about it.)
Slowing down to look for and then list out these things about God helped me focus in on the incredible Author of creation. What a wonderful way to start into Genesis and our beginning.
I encourage you to go back and read through Genesis 1 again (maybe a couple of times) looking for what this rich chapter has to show you about God. What did you discover? What one thing stood out to you most about God, and why? Tami
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