Begin with God

2013.05.06

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

(John 1:1)

Reflection:

The Bible starts with the words “In the beginning God.” (Genesis 1:1) John starts his Gospel with the same truth – God with Jesus was there at the beginning of everything. He goes on to affirm that,

“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” (John 1:3)

 Because God was present and involved in all these beginnings He could say of each one ‘It is good.” In fact as we read through Scripture we find that God was involved in a great number of beginnings and, as they took place as He directed, they too became ‘good.’

 We all are involved in numerous beginnings as well, every day in fact. Each day is a new beginning, each journey, each relationship, each job, each discussion, each shopping expedition, each home-coming and many more. If, before we set out, we invited God into these beginnings and asked Him to guide, bless and protect them we might find them taking on a new meaning and direction. I well remember how, when I was in business, asking God for direction and help before I embarked on some extensive calculations and apportionments resulted in them invariably working out and balancing the first time – or having an error that was easily discovered and rectified. When we forget to invite God in at the beginning it is far easier to set off in the wrong direction or to do something incorrectly.

 Involve God in all your beginnings, of the day and through the day. Ask Him for direction, guidance and strength. Keep turning to Him throughout the journey and remember to thank Him as well. Let nothing that you do be done without Him.

Response:

Remind yourself to ‘ask God’ into all that you do.

Prayer:

Father, please guide me throughout the day that I may do the things You want me to do, and in the way You wish them to be done. May You be able to say of more and more of them, ‘It is good.’ Amen.

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