Monday, August 20, 2012

Day 1: Genesis 1-14; 1 Chronicles 1:1-27

The theme for this section that jumped out at me was all of God's promises.

Genesis 12:1-3
Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." could sum up the first few chapters of Genesis.  God created His perfect world.  Perfection.  He had a perfect plan for us and promises.  His first two children messed up, and it was basically downhill from there until God destroyed His once-perfect world.  Then, a promise in the sign of a rainbow.  Starting over. Imperfect people. Another promise to Abram.

God has made promises to me.  Even though I fail over and over, He is still there, waiting. God is just waiting to pour out His promises on me.  That is what He wants to do.  As I wish the very best for my children, He wants the very best for me.  He has provided me with all the opportunities, I just need to grasp hold of Him and accept what He wants to give me.

Dear Lord,
Open my eyes.  Help me to see what You have been showing me all along.  Even though I haven't always been willing, I have been able through Your Son to do everything You created me to do. Help me and prompt me to do Your will so I can bask in Your perfect promises.


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