Connect with God by reading the Bible in 2014!
Scripture reading for January 1, 2014: Genesis 1-2
The journey begins for 2014! Our theme this year at Good Shepherd Church is “Connect”! It is my desire to provide daily insights from our reading so we can better “connect” with God. This journey will take us from Genesis through Revelation by the end of 2014, the Lord willing!
Moses recorded the first five books of the Old Testament about 1500 years before Christ. According to Scripture, he was moved on by the Holy Spirit and wrote down the words given him by God. (2nd Peter 1:19-21) Without this record, we could only speculate about where we came from and why we are here.
God made everything that exists simply by speaking! As He spoke, out of nothing, creation appeared! Psalm 33:6 states: “By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.” We serve a God who breathes out stars, constellations, and galaxies that stretch out for countless millions of light years in every direction from the earth! His powerful Words connect Him with all creation as its source!
Even more amazing is man himself! God made man in His own image and designed him for a relationship–a connection! Man was to walk and talk with God and share ruler-ship of His creation. God also created man as male and female for a ‘connection’ with each other! His design has brought companionship and pleasure to man, who could not find what he needed with any of the animals! We are special and unique! Thank Him for your uniqueness and His purpose for your life. Invite Him to walk with you today and this year! It is the most exciting adventure you will ever experience! In His Love, Pastor John