As we sail into 2015, many folks develop goals, vows, resolutions or a bucket list of achievements for the year. Sadly, many of the items on our “2015 Wish List” have already been thrown overboard! It is not too late to get onboard, and cruise through the year using some Biblical principles from Genesis. Yes, Genesis!
BEGIN EVERYTHING WITH GOD, SUBMIT TO HIS PLAN
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Begin with God. EVERYTHING! Whether it be a diet, a day, or a duty, start with the Lord’s perspective and blessing. Also, look to the Lord to CREATE our lives. If He can whip up the universe, He can surely whip our lives into shape for His glory.
HUMBLY OPEN YOUR HEART TO THE SPIRIT OF GOD
Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
As we seek for God to ‘create’ a purpose, order, and plan in our lives, let us remember humility. Let’s present ourselves to the Lord “without form, and void.” A people without an agenda and open to what God has in mind for us. With this in mind, our constant prayer should be for the Spirit of God to move in our hearts.
HAVE A LIFESTYLE THAT ALLOWS HIS LIGHT TO SHINE THROUGH YOU
Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Purpose to live a life that allows GOD’S light to shine through you.
REMEMBER ETERNITY IS OUR DESTINATION
Genesis 1: 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
The glorious expanse above is a constant reminder of our salvation in Christ, and our home in Heaven. Eternity should be the motive for all our actions. “Turn your eyes upon Jesus……..”
TOTALLY RELY ON OUR SOVEREIGN GOD
Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Everything the Lord has ever done, or ever will do is VERY GOOD. Have that settled in your mind.
Genesis 2:4 , These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
In our hurry-scurry world, “rest”, seems a fleeting goal. But when we are at rest, we can better see, hear, and know our mighty God.
FOCUS ON GOD’S PRIORITIES AND ORDERLINESS
Genesis 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
This section of scripture recaps creation and the events in Genesis chapter one.
Just as God designed a perfect plan and order for the creation week, He has a perfect plan and order for our lives. Each day our priority should be what GOD wants us to accomplish…What GOD thinks is important…What GOD would have us to do.
Until we arrive in Heaven, our lives will be filled with goals, dreams, and New Year’s resolutions. Take time today to embrace some Bible principles which will last through eternity while enhancing 2015!