Within darkness and chaos
Within the blackness of the void
Within the nothingness
He found His joy.
He called forth the Light
He spoke peace to the chaos
He brought life to the nothingness
He gave the void purpose.
All of these things,
He did for you
Out of His mouth, the Word
Creating a world, creating truth.
The Spirit hovering over the waters
Warming and generating our peace
Our Creator, three in one
Preparing the stage for us to meet.
A crown of His Creation
From the dust of the earth
Molding and shaping
To give us birth
His mighty Breath of Life
Filling the body, creating the soul
Joining His Spirit to our spirit
Making us whole.
Communion and Fellowship
With the One who has always been
A love much greater
Than our finite minds could comprehend.
He knew full well, the Fall, the Great Deception
The serpent that lingered in the Garden
The temptation to know and be like Him
The failure that would separate us, He had a plan.
Slain from the foundation of the earth
A Son, firstborn, the apple of His eye
He sent Him to earth, gave Him flesh
Allowed crucifixion, so that we would not die.
A love so eternal, a love so sure
From the bite of the forbidden fruit
A crushing of the serpent, a Cure
In the Fallen Eden, He cursed Satan to his root.
A promised Seed, a hope endures
The separation, the disconnection
Restored through the Door
Pierced four times, death, and resurrection.
Glory to God, the One who lives
Praise be to our Father, the One who gives
Exalt His name on High! For His name holds power
We are in His secret place, to the final hour.
Before Creation, He Chose You Post 1:
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was chaos and waste, darkness was on the surface of the deep, and the Ruach Elohim was hovering upon the surface of the water. Then God said, ‘Let there be light!’ and there was light.” Genesis 1:1-3 (TLV)
Before the foundations of the earth were laid, God existed. He existed, and He chose you. He looked at the darkness, waste, and chaos, and saw potential–the potential for us. He saw the chaos and spoke peace to it. He saw the darkness and commanded His light to shine through it and in it. He took the nothingness and formed the earth–all with you in mind.
He separated the waters. He spoke the heavens into existence. He brought forth the land, vegetation, animals, birds, creatures, life. All that He was doing was good–still He had you in mind.
He wanted and desired your companionship, communion, and fellowship. So He took the dust from the earth and created your shell. He breathed the breath of life into you and so you existed. He even loved you enough to give you an earthly companion as well as a spiritual fellowship with Him and in Him. Glorious was the Garden of Eden, glorious was the Creation, but Glorious is the God who chose to do it all for us.
We, as humans, cannot comprehend this kind of love–truly unconditional, eternal, and without limits. Not only did He love us at the beginning– He loved us through the beginning and now to the end of the age, and on to eternity. He knew we were going to fall. He knew we would believe the lie. He knew we were going to break the connection between heaven and the earth, and even still, He created. How awesome is our God?!
Over the past couple of years, the Lord has been revealing His love for me one layer at a time. I have struggled to understand, and even to accept His love because I can’t imagine why the only, One, true and living God loves me. Who am I? It is incredible. Not only does He love me, but He cares for me. He cares about my heart, my mind, my body, and my spirit. He cares about my hopes, my dreams, my gifts, and my talents. He created in me the ability to love and to receive love. Can you imagine being made in the Garden? Before the connection was broken? Basking daily in the Light of the Lord? What a wonder and a gift. Thankfully, the Cure already exists. He has already hung between heaven and earth to reverse the curse of sin that led to our death, our separation from God. Once again, humanity has the opportunity to be in communion with God through Christ. Once again, we get to participate within the supernatural. And even before God spoke the world into existence, He gave us Jesus, the Word, to restore and redeem us back to Him. He slayed the enemy even before the enemy attacked! What a God we serve! We had a promise of victory, even before we were made.
During this series, we will be unpacking how God planned for our redemption from the start of Creation through the end of times. He loved us so deeply, so passionately, and so consistently even though we don’t deserve it, even though our lot should be casted into the pit with the serpent. His mercy is great and His love even greater.
Thankfully, the Lord gives us insight through the stories of the matriarchs–Eve, Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel. We will be unpacking how these women, through their struggles, show God’s plan for His people. How he chooses us before we are qualified, chooses us knowing our failures, and chooses us despite our fears. We will dive into his ability to love us through our flaws and to see His heart for His people, and to get to understand the victory we have in Christ.
Please let me pray for you:
Heavenly Father, You are the God of the universe. The one and only true and living God. You are our creator. You formed us with Your hands. Thank you Lord for your love, your mercy, your grace, your salvation, your peace, and your creativity. Thank you for giving us purpose and communion with you through your son Jesus. Lord, open your Word to us. Reveal to us Your wisdom and truth. Lord, teach us your ways, rid our hearts of anything that is not pleasing to You. Transform us into the person You have called us to be. Lord, we surrender our hopes, our dreams, our plans, our minds, our hearts, our wills, and emotions at the feet of Jesus. Lord, have your way in us and through us. Let your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. We love you Lord. Speak to us through your Word and we will listen and obey your commands. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
Scriptures to Study: (Be sure to look at the scriptures in multiple translations to give a more rounded perspective of the meaning and understanding of the scripture, as well as, looking at the scripture in context–looking at the verses preceding and succeeding the scripture of study)
Genesis 1 (Tree of Life Version)
Songs of Worship
Rest on Us by Maverick City Music (Featuring Brandon Lake and Eniola Abioye)