IN THE BEGINNINGAug 08, 2023 2023-08-08 7:19
IN THE BEGINNING
IN THE BEGINNING
“Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light” (Genesis 1:3)
There may be times in your life of faith when you feel a dark cloud hovering over you. You may feel empty, lacking clarity and totally unsure of what next to do. Life may even seem meaningless and bleak. What do you do during such times?
The bible records that in the beginning, the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. But amid such emptiness, the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God began to create. He first created light out of the darkness and saw that it was good. Whenever you find yourself in a place of darkness and emptiness, it may be an indication for a fresh start. An indication that God is calling you to a new beginning or to a higher place or that He needs you to birth or create what He has put inside you. In may be an indication that you have dwelt too long in that place, and you need to move ahead. Restlessness often precedes change and transformation. In the book of Haggai, when it was time to build God’s house, the Lord stirred the hearts of the people, and they all came together to build.
If you have the Spirit of God within you, you can create beautiful beginnings from the dead ends and chaos of your life. You can call out light from the dark place you are currently in. You can begin to create a new beginning for your life. If, however, you have not trusted Jesus for your salvation or you have gone back to a life of sin, then the dark place you are in, is a call to repentance. Jesus says in Mathew 11:28; “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. No matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been, this invitation is for you. Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart; all you need to do is invite Him in, by believing and receiving Him.
Why not ask Him right now to forgive your sins and come into your heart.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?
He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest."
Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.
If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.