In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he 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. (NIV)
Last week we looked at the beginning with God this 2022 as the right way to begin this year. As every strong house is traced to its foundation, the way we began our life has a far-reaching effect on our success. Beginning with God and maintaining such a good beginning is an assurance for a good ending. The source of all things is God, so beginning with God is so imperative to the believer. One that began with God must:
- Be ready to hear Him v.3. God said, Let there be light: the earth heard and there was light. Listening to God is a clear way to show that one actually began with him. That means that such belong to God and God is not isolated or afar from such one (Jn.10:27).
- Be ready to produce as commanded v.3. When such hears what God says, he or she must be willing to obey him. Obedience brings positive change. The earth that was without form and void v.2 obeyed the command of God to produce light, which changed the narrative of formless and void. That led to divine verdict that it was good. Any life that obeys God will also be
good this year before God.
- Ready to make separation v. 4. The production of light led to separation as light and darkness cannot go together. Beginning with God, hearing him and obedient to him will ultimately cause separation as our life will not accommodate anything that represents darkness any longer and this agrees with John 1:5.
I pray for you this week that anything darkness around you shall be dispelled by the light of his word in you in the name of Jesus Christ. I pray for a listening ear and obedient spirit upon you. That God’s verdict on you this week shall be that you are good in Jesus’ name.
See you next week if Christ tarries.
By Rev. Ifeanyi Okafor J.