Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A New Wind from God



Scripture:

Gen. 1:1 ¶ In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth,
Gen. 1:2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.

Observation:

God was beginning his creative work on earth and while creation had no idea what might lie ahead, the presence of God was there from the very beginning.  The formless void and darkness would eventually be teeming with life and beauty because the wind of God was sweeping over the waters. 

Application:

Today we step into a new year, one that is a formless void.  None of us have any idea what may be in store for 2014 and yet the blessed promise is that the wind, the Spirit that was present from the very beginning of creation is present with you and with me today.  This creative Spirit of God will be with us and leading us into the void of 2014 and just as creation had no idea of the outcome, neither do we.  At the same time we can trust the Spirit for God has always proven faithful. 

Let’s venture out with God into this formless void of 2014 and allow a new wind from God to blow over, in and through us into his desired and creative beauty.

Prayer:

Lord, may I trust in you every day and every step of this New Year.  Amen.

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