Every story has a beginning. Your story and my story didn’t begin at birth but are seeded in Adam and Eve’s story at the beginning of creation. I like to read the Bible from beginning to end because understanding how it all fits together gives me insight into my own story and my relationship with God. Like the characters in the Bible, maybe you too can identify with their weaknesses and their deep need for a holy, loving, and merciful God.
The first man and woman recorded in the Holy Bible were hiding from God in the garden because of their sin and shame. Maybe like them, in spite of God’s provision and protection, you have hidden your shortcomings and shame or covered them over with culturally appropriate behavior. The good news is that God sees you in your less than perfect state and wants more for you. As God’s Word penetrates deep into my soul, it gently reveals where I am resisting his power, correction, and healing. It offers hope that what I cannot cover, he can with his forgiveness. God called out to Adam, “Where are you?” Even though God knew where he was, Adam needed to know God was looking for him. God is looking for you and me waiting to have fellowship with us. Are you available?
The best time for me to be available is in the early morning. I love to start the day on the patio with my cup of coffee and daily devotions. As I watch the rising sun shimmering through the leaves of the trees, smell the dew drenched earth, and delight in the songs of the birds, I imagine I’m in my own Garden of Eden expecting to hear the voice of God. I believe God wants to speak to us through his Word. He wants to tell you who you really are—that you are valuable, accepted, and with his help becoming complete. May you find your place in God’s grand story.
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“The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The Lord is with me; he is my helper…” —Psalm 118:6, 7 NIV
Your life from beginning to end is a journey. Where will your story take you?