Summary: What is the best way to start to understand anything? When I read a book I start on Chapter One. There are a lot of people in the world that cannot understand the things of God because they never spent time trying to read God’s Holy book, The Bible.
1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
What is the best way to start to understand anything? When I read a book I start on Chapter One. There are a lot of people in the world that cannot understand the things of God because they never spent time trying to read God’s Holy book, The Bible. The Bible is not complicated or hard to understand, but like any book we need to commit to read it from beginning to end. If there is something that will pay off and change your life for better is to read this book.
I would like to start by reading again the first sentence of the Bible.
1. In the beginning…God
So what comes first? This is really simple…”God-first”. The secret for a successful life is to put God first in everything we do. What are the first words that come out of your mouth when you wake up? Do you start the day by cursing your life? Some people wake up and say “Oh no another day of work, I hate my job…” others start the day in pain and complain about their health as they try to get out of their beds. Why don’t you start your day by confessing something good like “I love you Lord” or “Another day of victories ahead of me with God’s blessing over everything I do!”
Whatever comes first in your life eventually becomes your god. Do you really put God first? Are your priorities well aligned? If you are a Christian this should come out naturally but you can fall into the trap of honoring God with your lips but having your heart far away from Him.
The first of the Ten Commandments says, “You shall have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3) …So you need to put God first above all other things. Are you really doing this?
2. In the beginning God…created
Not only God is the beginning but also he is the Creator. Some people think that he stopped his creative process after creation was done. This is a big mistake. Not only he created but also he continues to create and he will be creating in the future. If there is something we need to grasp from Scripture is that God will always surprise us and create ways where there are no ways, gardens in the wilderness, life where death abounded and all sorts of creative works that we cannot even understand or imagine. In fact he is able to do a lot more than what we ask or think. God is sovereign; he can give sight to the blind, new eyeballs, new years, new legs. He can bring death people back to life. God can do the impossible! He is Almighty and Supernatural. He saves, He heals, He gives life and life everlasting.