1 Corinthians 11:12  For as the woman originates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman; and all things originate from God.

I was sitting on the bus a little while ago and as I traveled home, I was looking at the faces of all the people that surrounded me. I had the thought that I just wanted to share; every person on this planet looks different than every other person on this planet, even twins will have some small insignificant difference that may not be noticeable. It is much like snowflakes, as they fall from the sky, they all look pretty much the same but when put to the test, they are all different yet the same. It is the design of the designer who has a mind that outshines even the best of us. This Creator Designer is beyond awesome. And then you take these seven billion people and if you examined their lives and what they think, you would find seventy times seventy billion differences.

Every person on this planet is unique, and the God of creation has designed each one for a different purpose. Because He, the Designer, has given each one free will, we do not see a perfect world. There are billions who have decided to follow the broad road of self-determination that leads to destruction. It is a bit like building a house without looking at the blueprint.

The Creator wants all of us to enjoy what He has in store for us in His Kingdom but along the way, we must follow the road laid out that leads there. There is only one road that leads across the great divide and on all other roads, the bridge is out. Yeshua (Jesus) is the only way, He said so Himself when He came to earth to instruct and save us; John 14:6 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”  The Bible has made it quite clear that He wants all of us to come to Him for that peace, love and eternal rest.

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Stardusted Moon

“Why is it so difficult to believe in a God of Creation rather than the Darwin theory or the proverbial ‘Big Bang’ theory? Or, we can just accept anything else that sounds good and plausible to us. Then maybe we can believe in anything that gives us credibility and follows whatever sort of idea we have come up with for this life that we live. As a true believer in this God of Creation I thought about this for a minute or two and as I look around at all that seems to be happening in the world and how dark it is becoming, I realized it is because believing in a God of Creation causes us to become accountable for our actions. Romans 3:19 Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God; The majority do not want to be accountable to anything but ourselves. Just look at some of the statements being made today, “If it feels good, do it” or from a few years ago, “What, me worry”.

Unfortunately for those who hold that understanding, this God of Creation has authored a book which sets out some do’s and don’ts and there consequences. Oops, that puts us under a yoke of accountability as we can no longer just go our merry way doing whatever we want to do without accepting the consequences. We are back to my statements about seed-time and harvest and whatever you plant you shall reap. There is that terrible accountability again. The people during Noah’s day had the same outcome. We must face the truth of His word, if we are not following the Creators understanding, we shall reap our just rewards.

That’s my thought for today…

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“In the Beginning”

Genesis 1

Genesis 1:1-2 (RSV) 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 moving over the face of the waters.
I am not sure I know why but I have been stuck in Genesis 1 for a very long time, however, this word came to me this morning as I was doing my daily walk.
In the beginning of you and me, we were formless and void in our mother’s womb and I believe that God was moving over the deep of who He was creating us to be. King David in the book of Psalms, writes, Thy eyes beheld my unformed substance;” .  Even before we were formed into existence, He knew us. In His book, all was written, the days formed for us before yet there were any of them. Since this Creator God lives outside of time, (a very difficult concept to wrap one’s mind around) He has seen what He has prepared for us and all the days we will go through to get us there. No, He has not predestined us, but He has seen where we are at this moment and either how far off course we have taken ourselves or how close we are to what He had planned for us.
We must remember that it says in 1 Timothy 6:16 who alone has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen. This God has the very best in store for those who will want to at least look at the plans He has for us and see the beautiful ending of each of our lives. Doom and gloom only comes from turning away from that Light in which He dwells. He wants us to spend an eternity in joy and peace and all the experiences He has for us if we will just give Him the opportunity to reveal His goodness to us.
There is so much more that He has revealed to me today but this is enough to chew on for now. Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts.
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