Sunday, September 23, 2018

And There Was Light

And There Was Light
September 24, 2018
Genesis 1:3  "And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light"

In the beginning, the Lord created the heavens and the earth. This is the start of the Bible, and we all can quote it so easily. The Bible opens that way to set a precedent and should not be glossed over The precedent is one of authority and responsibility. The Lord opens the Bible setting things clear that what unfolds in the Bible is a result of His creation, His handiwork in motion. It's all about the Lord. He created it and He is in charge. The opening of the Bible is swift, but very clear who it is about and what it is about. It is about Him and His relationship with His creation.

After the Bible leads at the opening, the Lord quickly establishes two more ground rules for the rest of creation as well as the rest of the Bible. Let there by light. The Lord spoke light into existence. This is critical, because the Lord is a creator. He is never referred to as the one who once created. He is referred to in the Bible, throughout, as the creator, one who creates. He formed the heavens and the earth and then He continued create. He does not stop creating. He did not create once and stop there. He continued to create and He continues today. And how He creates is almost just as critical. He speaks it into existence. When He said, "let there be light," there was light. He spoke it into existence and it could not be undone. It had to come to fruition. What the Lord declared is so, is so. If the Lord declared it, it will happen, it will come about. Nothing can stop what the Lord spoke into motion. And there was light. It happened, and it came about in the simplest of manners. The Lord just speaks and it is done.  

As Christians in this century, we often think the Lord is done creating. We fail to recognize how quick and easy it is for the Lord to create something out of nothing. We also fail to recognize that what the Lord speaks into motion cannot be undone. There are so many applications to our lives. Christian, the Lord is still creating in your life. He is speaking things into existence, and will continue to speak things into existence for the remainder of your life. It is that easy for Him, no difficulty in accomplishing the task with a simple spoken word. And furthermore, what He speaks into existence for your life cannot be undone. It is done. You cannot halt what the Lord has spoken, nothing can.

You may be trying to create in your own life, and understandably so as we are made in the creator's image. One thing is certain, however, and that is you have no ability to speak things into existence in the same manner. You cannot fight what the Lord wants to do in your life and what He has already spoken into motion for you. On the flip side, if you are struggling with facing a dead end, thinking the road cannot be made or an oasis in the midst of a desert, you would be wrong. The Lord can make a way where there seems to be no way. He can speak the situation into existence; He can create something from nothing. When He speaks something into existence, it will materialize. As sure as there is light, the Lord is speaking things into existence at this very moment. If you need a way in the desert, where there seems to be no way, pray to the One who can speak it into place.

Don't take my word for it; look it up: Genesis 1:1-5, Proverbs 16:1

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