In The Beginning, God…!
Scripture For Meditation — Gen 1:1-5
For this month’s fasting and prayers, we will turn to the very first few verses on the bible to remind ourselves of the Awesome Wonder that is the God that we serve.
Let’s look at a few key phrases in our scripture text:
1. God Created:
First, the bible affirms categorically, that God pre-existed and was preeminent from the beginning — He created the heavens and the earth!
The word create, means —To bring into existence or to fashion out of nothing, something which did not previously exist.
2. And The Earth Was Without Form
According to Strong’s Bible Concordance , The word form is taken from a root word meaning — to be empty; a vacuity, that is, (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin: – emptiness, void.
3. The Earth Was Void
Again from Strong’s we get the definition of the word void, meaning — to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain: – confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.
4. And Deep Darkness Covered The Earth
The word Darkness, is taken from the root word meaning the dark; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness: – dark (-ness), night, obscurity.
These opening verses of the bible introduce us to a state of being or existence that mirrors the situation that some reading this may be confronted with; the reality of the life that they are experiencing today:
A state of emptiness; an undistinguishable mess, a life that seems to be devoid of real meaning or progress!
Maybe you are experiencing a situation of confusion; a place of loneliness; a desert place where nothing seems to be growing or going right.
A dark place; a place of obscurity and hopelessness or despair?
Hear what the bible says in the middle of all these:
4. The Spirit of God Hovered
The word hovered is the same as the word to brood; He sat on the waters just as a mother hen would do, sitting on her eggs to incubate or hatch her young.
5. And God Said…!
God did not need any raw materials to begin or complete the work of creation
Everything that God created, He brought forth out of nothing but by the power of His spoken word and the breath of His Spirit —
He brought order out of chaos; He brought substance out of nothingness; He spoke into the darkness and created the light. Hallelujah!
Child of God, if that was all that God needed to create the heavens and the earth, it is definitely more than sufficient for Him to sort out your life!
Let’s begin this month’s fasting and prayers by doing as God did —
Let’s confront the darkness, void and desert places in our lives; let’s invite the Holy Spirit to come brood over our lives and our situations and let’s declare the word of God over and into them.
Let’s pray for the light of His Shekinah glory to come and illuminate every dark place in our lives so that darkness will give way to His light! (John 1:1-5)
Let’s speak to every chaos and contrary situations in our lives and in this ministry, to begin to conform to the will of God.
Let’s finish by mediating on Psalm 18 — May the Lord perform and establish all His good counsel concerning your life in Jesus’s Name. Amen.