The Very Beginning

"Let's start at the very beginning, it's a very good place to start." (The Sound of Music) What a wonderful movie with songs that certainly stand the test of time. This is also true of our Christian life. If we don't know where to start, then we never know how to move on. We must move from the milk to the meat, but if we try to eat meat first, we may get choked and become afraid to move on, so we feel safer and more comfortable to stay with the milk. When we start at the beginning, things are always easier to move on from there. Let's look at Genesis 1. God created man on the sixth day and told them to "rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." vs. 26 Verse 27 says, "God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." We are image-bearers; we possess an immortal spirit and have qualities that are reflective of God Himself. Wow! Image-bearers of God, our Maker, our Creator; qualities that reflect the One who made us? That is enough to bring me to my knees. Forgive me Lord, for not being a proper image-bearer. Help me to reflect who You are.
Let's continue for a moment. In verse 28, "God blessed them; and God said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Man's first job was to have dominion over the earth and all the animals. Being an image-bearer of God is who He made us to be. Tomorrow, or soon following, we will look at man and woman separately to see where He leads. We must be willing to follow. Will you join me in this journey past the spilled milk? #43 the quietness of the night and a roaring fire in front of me #44 for daily guidance and promptings #45 children all nestled snug in their beds #46 girls who strongly desire God's plan and who know there is "So Much More" than what our culture tells us Amazingly His, Jody

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