Have you ever taken time to sit back and really consider what the “breath of life” is all about? Really ponder it! This week I found myself reminded over and over of the magnitude of my creation and existence. Sounds like heavy stuff y’all, and in some ways…it is. In other ways, it’s so uplifting and exciting, you can’t help but feel important. Yep y’all, God’s fingerprints are all over you!
If you’ve read the Bible, then you know Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” I think we’ve heard that for so long, sometimes the vastness of this is missed on us. God didn’t create the heavens and the earth with His hands. No. He spoke them into existence! His power is so tremendous that all God had to do was speak His desire, and it was so. Think about that for a minute. He spoke…and the heavens and earth separated. He spoke, and day and night began. He spoke, and the planets formed…the stars filled the galaxy. He simply spoke.
Creating the world was effortless for God. All He had to do was speak. Then only after God felt that His creation was perfect…He created us. God made sure that the world would be everything it needed to be, and then He created us. Y’all, He put thought into you and me! Dear Sister, each time God created something, He said it was good. Once He added us to the world…it was “very good” Genesis 1:31.
That’s not the end of food for thought here sister. No! There is so much more. So much more you need to consider when you’ve had one of those days where you feel less than valuable, less than worthy, less than needed. It’s on those days especially that you need to remember Genesis 1:26 “Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us.”
God created you in His image. Image…like a mirror. God created you to be a reflection of Him! Oh dear Sister, you were made to shine! You were made to love. You were made to serve our mighty God. For as you follow His commands, you bring Him great joy. As you celebrate our Lord, you bring Him joy. He loves you beyond measure! What’s even more exciting…He spoke the world into existence, but you dear sister…God used His mighty hands to create you! Genesis 2:21-22 “While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs[ and closed up the opening. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man.”
God took action with intention to create you! He considered how He wanted to create you. He considered what purpose He would have for you. Then, with intention…God opened man’s body, removed one of His ribs, closed us that body, and formed YOU from that bone. He formed you! He breathed your very life into you!
Oh dear sister, I know that there are days when the world overwhelms us. The struggle is real. We become tired, frustrated, overwhelmed, and under-appreciated. We start to feel insignificant in the world around us. It is at this point dear one that you must remember…God created you with intention. His fingerprints are on you. He breathed your very life into you! You share His mighty DNA! It’s on those days that you must remember…no matter what the world around you says…God loves you so much. He created you with intention…in His image…for His glory. He has a plan for you. Oh, and you dear sister…you have God’s mighty fingerprints on you.