Quiet Time with Jesus – Our Creator

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

A statement ‘flashes’ across my mind:  “A creative Creator creates creatures”

Creative

Before man thought of recycling, God did it. 

When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens – andno shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth and no plant … for the LORD God had NOT sent rain on the earth … there was no man to work the ground, but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground …
— Genesis 2:4-6

YL: Then, God created rain … I had taught little children - the water cycle … The truth is - “water is recycled”. The creative mind of God is amazing!

Creator

My definition: A Person who makes things;

Creates

My definition: makes;

Creatures

My definition: Things alive and moving – creatures of the sea, land and air;

Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there He put the man He had formed. And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground – trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food.
— Genesis 2:8
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give every green plant for food.
— Genesis 1:29,30

My imagination

When God created the heavens and earth, plants and animals, man and woman, He provided food for every living thing … a perfect ecosystem. And all creatures live in peace and harmony … big fish did not eat small fish, big birds did not eat small birds, big animals did not eat small animals … and it was not God’s plan that big nations attack small nations … God had a perfect plan but …

Today, we are tasked to restore our world to its original design – His perfect design.

 

 

My Prayer

Dear Father God

You are an awesome God! Before we were born, You knew us – each and every one.

You made us in a unique way so we would have something great to offer the world around us. We are special – each and every one.

Indeed, You are a creative Creator. Your creation was perfect. Disobedience destroyed it all!

I can imagine myself painting or sewing … My desire is to produce a perfect piece of artwork … Then, someone comes along …

Oh Father, we must overcome the temptation to disobey You! Yet, when we stumble and fall, You are still so patient! Oh! How You love us! It’s beyond comprehension!

Time is not a concern to You, but it is a concern to us – in this world of fallen people. Yet, in death, You offer us ETERNAL LIFE!

How can it be?

You give us PROMISES and ANSWERS;

You restore us as sons and daughters;

You live in us and You do MIRACLES;

You help us overcome all obstacles;

You show us Your LOVE and GOODNESS;

You give us MERCY and FORGIVENESS;

You teach us PEACE and FAITHFULNESS;

You teach us PATIENCE and KINDNESS;

Fear involves punishment …

But Your mercy triumphs over judgment;

You are a God of Restoration;

You offer the free gift of Salvation;

Your HOLY SPIRIT descends like a dove;

To make us fearless - perfected in love!

Hallelujah!

Song
Awesome in This Place - Hillsong

You are awesome in this place Mighty God; You are awesome in this place Abba Father;

You are worthy of all praise; To You our lives we raise; You are awesome in this place Mighty God;

As I come into Your presence; Past the gates of praise; Into Your sanctuary; Till we’re standing face to face;

I look upon Your countenance; I see the fullness of Your grace; And I can only bow down and say;

You are awesome in this place Mighty God; You are awesome in this place Abba Father;

You are worthy of all praise; To You our lives we raise; You are awesome in this place Mighty God;

The kingdom of the world will become the kingdom of our LORD and of His Christ, and He will reign for ever and ever!
— Revelation 11:15

Amen!

Lam Yee Ling

 

Father, not my will but Yours be done. Amen.