A daily devotional moment by Chris Garcia
Genesis 1:1–2 (NKJV): In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
Lord, we give You thanks for Your presence. We thank You as we seek You daily. We ask that You season our hearts with grace tenderness and mercy. Help us to always draw near to You with sincere hearts and faith. Give us eyes for only You. Robe us in simplicity as we adore You, as You are pleased. We lift up holy hands to You, Lord. Knowing that we have been redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. We were once in this world and no longer. We have been raised to life by Your blessings and love for us. We have been seated with You. We are joined heirs with You. You will have for Yourself a pilgrim people. Sojourners who are not of this world. You are raising up Your body. You are cleansing Your Bride. You are purifying our hearts, our minds, and our thoughts. You are exposing the lies and deceptions around us. You are filling us with the truth. As we honor You, as we worship You, as we give You praise. Now, Lord I ask You, fill Your people with Your Spirit. Lift up those that are downtrodden today. Fill them with fresh inspiration of Your Spirit and the breath of God. In the name of Jesus. Jesus Christ of Nazareth the son of the living God. I pray that even now that You will begin to give Your people a word in due season. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so are Your ways above ours. Just like the rain that falls from the clouds onto the earth, it produces water for the seeds. So is Your Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God onto us. It shall accomplish that which He had purposed it to do. Now Father, I pray that You would sow the Word of God in our hearts. That we will be able to germinate in Your image and righteousness. That we would yield the harvest of the fruit of the Spirit in our life. That we would know the height, the breath, the width, and the length, to know the love of Christ that surpasses all knowledge. That we would not come to know about You in theory but we would come to know You in reality. In the Name of Jesus. Father, I pray that You would look with compassion and raise those up who have fallen and who feel tormented because of the vexation of past events in their lives. I pray Lord God that You would speak to them and stir them and lead them by Your Spirit. That we would transfer from glory to glory. That we would go from grace to grace. That we would go from faith to faith. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
I want to show you something from the Scripture that I would like you to meditate on. In Genesis 1, we have a powerful reality to dive into. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the water and said, let there be light.” Now let's stop there for just a moment and look at the first three verses. This book is about beginnings. There are so many things that are tied to the Kingdom of God within these passages. In the beginning, before there was civilization, the Bible says that God created the heavens and the earth. It is a wonderful illustration because God in this particular passage of the Scripture is the Hebrew word for Elohim. It means God in the plurality but in a singular form. Just like the words "team, couple, or us." It is a singular plurality and what we see here is that God's singular plurality is Elohim. This is translated as God but in the plural. It is God, Father, Son, and Spirit. He created the heavens and the earth. This is what is so powerful, as verse two says, that it was created without form and void. It was without form. It was just water. It was just darkness. There was no shape to it. Darkness was only on the face of the deep and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters and then God said. Darkness was upon the face of the deep until God stepped in. When God stepped onto the scene, He created what was dark and formless and He enriched it by His creation. When God comes into our lives, that is exactly what He does. Apart from Christ, we are without form. We are void. We are in darkness. But when God comes in, He begins to enrich us, to enliven us. He begins to raise from the dead a new life. See, the Bible says that sin separates us from God. Our spirit is dead apart from God. Jesus did not come to make bad people good people. He made dead people become living people. Jesus has come to bring resurrection life. He enlivens us and enriches us by His Spirit. That is in fact what God does in the Creation.
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