The God that breathed out stars is the same God that created you. Before you were ever born, books were written in the heavens about you and your purpose (Palms 139:16). God has a plan for your life. Will you choose to live out God’s design for your life through obedience or exercise your free will?
Why it’s important to understand Genesis?
Genesis has powerful messages through the stories lived by the founding families of this earth. Their life lessons are taught in our classroom, where we can learn more about our God of yesterday, today, and the future, as we build our personal relationship with Him. In Genesis we:
- Learn of the power and glory of God
- Understand the catalyst (The Fall) that continues to cause pain and suffering in God’s children
- Provides hope and assurance that we can be reconciled with the God who created each one of us in His image
If you don’t get the lessons in Genesis, you’ll likely question why you struggle so much, wonder why you’re “here”, and feel a level of emptiness in your life. Truly, how fulfilled is your soul?
What does Genesis reveal?
God is always talking to us regardless of whether we choose to listen. He is a good, good Father.
- God gives us free will. He doesn’t demand our obedience but allows us to suffer the consequences of our choices.
- God desires obedience which is the highest form of love, praise, and worship. Whether we realize it or not, He is the Father that knows best.
- God still loves us even when sin. After Adam and Eve took a bite of the apple from Tree of Good and Evil, God was creating a plan to reconcile humanity to Him through the blood of Jesus Christ.
- Not only are we living with our own sin from personal choices, we’re also suffering with the generational sin we inherited.
I may understand Genesis more than most, because obedience is one of my core values. Some have the illusion that freedom is doing what you want. God says freedom comes from obedience to Him and knowing what not to do. Eve took a bite of the forbidden fruit although everything else in the Garden was hers for the taking. How often is your attention drawn away from the much that you have toward the little that you don’t?
What are the life truths from Genesis?
If you’ve spent time in Genesis, you may have some of your own truths that God whispered to you. Messages that resonate with me include:
- God is faithful to those who obey Him.
- God does not always protect us from trouble but deeply cares for us, never leaves us through our suffering, and can make good from our bad choices.
- Obedience is a committed walk with the Lord, but the world will try and pull you away toward the pleasure of sin.
- You may be faithful and obedient, but you will never be perfect. Our sinful nature is always carried with us.
I encourage you to read The Book of Genesis and pull out the voice of God that is talking to you through His Word.
About the Author: Sandra Dillon is a professional coach with an extensive background in premarital/marriage, finances, ministry, and leadership. She coaches individuals and couples to find their purpose, be the heroes of their own life stories, and help them be a shining light in this spiritually dark world. You can learn more about Sandra or engage her as you coach by reaching out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org