What are you creating?
Psalm 97:1 "The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad." God is sovereign over all. That is who we serve, the One who is above everyone else. May that comfort us this week as we encounter professors, people, work, demands, and expectations! And check this out, God in all His sovereignty ordained that Genesis be written. Imagine God addressing humanity for the first time, like the first time meeting someone you have wanted to meet for a long time - with that kind of anticipation building - what are they going to say?
Genesis 1:27-28: "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, 'Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’"
God calls us to be co-creators! We are called to create order in the world. Name the animals, plants, and birds. Feed them, organize them, learn them, manage this world to thrive, live, and grow. We are part of God’s team, working along side Him in His creation. That’s what you do isn’t it? You manage something - finances, numbers, computer code, engineering products, designs, medical, tools to make life simpler, accessories to streamline and spice up our lives, building, organizing people and resources…we are all co-creators, every single one of us. And women, have the unrivaled sensation of co-creating, growing, nurturing, life from within.
Have you ever borrowed or lent something? We have notions to “return things better than it was borrowed”, or get upset when that doesn’t happen! Well, to that end – everything is on loan to us. Our friends, family, our very lives are all on loan. We get it for a time, a period, a breath. There is no second chance, no insert quarter to try again, no reset button, no additional lives saved up - we get one chance and it’s all on loan. May we be reminded that God is Sovereign and is Lord over everything. When we get that - then we can’t help but to serve Him and worship Him - indeed the word “worship” and “serve” in the Old Testament (NIV) is the *same* Hebrew word! He has given us every single step, breath, dollar, friend, minute, job, circumstance, situation. Go create!
What are you creating for Him?