Saturday, January 1, 2011

Named everyone

Welcome to 2011 with Journey of Sisters! Once again, we start this journey through God's amazing Word! His gift to each of us to share special moments and times, but most of all to share a relationship through His Word! Get ready for a fabulous adventure - never is it boring! Difficult at times, full of things we don't understand, but full of God's love for each of us.

Today, we start in Genesis about God creating this amazing world. Imagine, God creating the heavens and the earth, the water, light and darkness, vegetation, animals, humans and then He rested. Humans make note of this...God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work. When you finish a project rest, after all I'm not God and your not God, if God needed to rest we definitely need to rest! So rest! Work hard, use your imagination and create with the gifts God gave you, but rest when you are complete in your task at hand.

The main thought that God talked to me about today was found in Genesis 2, when God decided it wasn't good for Adam to be alone. He didn't immediately make the woman and that grabbed me this time around. I know I've read it before, but this time it was like God showed me His reasoning behind it. Look with me at verse 19 - So the LORD God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one. He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him. Now, let's ponder on this a moment. God had every animal walk before Adam and he picked a name. Wow, imagine how long this took from the elephant, to the dog, shark, peacock, to the tiger, to the lamb, to the rhino, to the mouse and on and on...imagine it! Adam knew the perfect name for every creature on earth, because God gave him the wisdom to name it and everyone. God's original creation of man was perfect and excellent filled with wisdom and innocent to the core. God was showing Adam also that indeed he didn't have the right mate.

Adam even named Eve woman!

What do we take from this story?

I want to remember that God gave each of us wisdom and knowledge and to listen to Him! If we follow God's instructions things work out great, it's when we allow the serpent that little opening to weave doubt or to mix up our thoughts that the evil one is allowed in to work in our journey!

One more major point to remember even when Adam and Eve sinned and God disciplined them He loved them enough that we are told in verse 21 that God made their clothing for them. We mess up, but God loves us sooooooo very much and that is what each of us should remember starting this new year - God's love is perfect!

Sweet blessings,

P.S. we will always a P.S. this year here -- Prayer Special this will be called...we are going to pray for those around the world this year. Today pray for peace throughout the world.

Share this blog with others and let's start a year of adventure through God's Word and praying for the World He Created!


Frankie said...

Well, here we go again for 2011. I am so excited to begin this journey in God's Holy Word. Looking forward to sharing what we are learning with each other.

In Genesis 3: 1, I noticed that Satan got right to work trying to get Eve to doubt God's Word. He asked the her, "Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?" Did God really say...? There is the doubt. He does that all of the time to me. He wants us to doubt what God tells us in His Word.

Rozi said...

Some great thoughts, Debbie and Frankie!