Friday, April 4, 2014

Genesis 1 Devotional - Let US Make Man

Scripture: Genesis 1:26-27
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

Have you ever wondered why God made us? I mean, what are we doing here? What's the point? What did God have in mind when He decided to create humanity?

Well, to answer that, let's think about why we make things. Think back to the last thing you made. I'm not talking about something you made for work or something that you had to make for a project in school. I'm talking about the last thing you made out of your own free will just because you had the idea to make it. Maybe it was a piece of art or a piece of furniture for the home or a good meal or a child.

Whatever it was, why did you decide to make it?

You made it because you wanted it, right? You simply wanted it. You wanted to enjoy it.

It's the same with God. God didn't have any need to make us. He wasn't assigned the task. He simply wanted to do it. He wanted you.

You see, God is a relational being. He exists as Three Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - all in a relationship with each other. They are separate persons, but They are united in Their essence and in Their unified relationship with one another. God, the Three-in-One, is a relationship.

God exists for relationship. And so, He wanted more relationship. He made us because He wanted to be in relationship with us, with me and with you.

That's why you're here. That's why God made you. He made you to love you and to have a relationship with you. Wow! Isn't that something? God made you simply because He wanted to love you and be in a relationship with you.

How can you say no to that? It's like the prettiest, nicest, smartest girl or the most handsome, most successful, most sensitive guy wanting to love you and be in a relationship with you. You wouldn't turn them down, would you?

But we're talking about something infinitely greater than that. We're talking about the God of the Universe making you, creating you, putting you together from the moment of your conception all with no other motive than to love you and have a relationship with you.

God is a Relationship, and He's created you and invited you into that relationship. Don't keep Him waiting. Say yes and join your heart to His more fully today.

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