In The Beginning God

I was reminded this morning of the first four words of the Bible; “In the beginning, God, as I was reading New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp, That pretty much sums it all up. This world, this life, our purpose and reason for existing. God.

His plan.

His purpose.

His desire for our lives and what He wants to accomplish in us and through us.

In the beginning, God created everything, He is life, He gives purpose, He gives meaning

Why do we forget that basic fact? Perhaps we don’t even know it or have never acknowledged it? Why do we get all confused and caught up in our feelings and determine that life means something it was never supposed to mean?

Without those first four words as the basis of how we see life; “In the beginning, God”, then life gets terribly mixed up and has a way of easily, conveniently and quickly going off the rails especially when things get chaotic.

If we lived our lives knowing that “In the beginning, God” we wouldn’t struggle so much with finding purpose and meaning. Decisions and life choices would come together more coherently and make more sense. Life would be filled with a lot less regrets. Because in the end, my decisions and choices aren’t just about me. They aren’t just about you either. Our choices affect a lot of people. Not all choices and not all people. Just the ones that matter most.

If I could wish one thing for you as the year draws to an end and we gear up for the next one, I would hope that you find meaning in your life. Even with all the trials and issues you face, because this is not a perfect life. And doing so could very well start with; “In the beginning, God”.

Be still. and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10.

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