Words from the Heart for Friday August 14th, 2020

Then God said, “Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear.” And that is what happened.

Genesis 1:9 (NLT)

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Dry Ground

We are used to hearing about forest fires in British Columbia, but not so much on the east coast. However, this past June, New Brunswick forests were so dry the province closed all Crown land to industrial operations and recreational activities, with the exception of provincial parks. “Our forests are tinder dry and right now even the smallest spark could ignite a major wildfire that could threaten people’s homes and destroy wildlife habitat,” said Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland. 

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At the end of day two in the Genesis creation story God has created the waters and the sky. He was just getting started. Genesis 1:9 tells us, “Then God said, “Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear.” And that is what happened.” I love the simplicity of this verse. God spoke into being all that we see on this planet. The massive and majestic mountain ranges, the vast prairies, rolling hills and deep canyons. Things that take our breath away, God simply spoke and to quote Moses, “this is what happened.” Just as God had spoken it, it happened. Early on we learn one of the most important lessons about God’s nature. He is the God who speaks. And when He speaks, things happen. If that is so with the creation of dry ground, imagine how powerfully He can speak into your life. It is this about His nature that proves He is the mighty God. Not only does He speak, which in itself makes Him unique, but when He does speak, things happen. What do you need God to speak into your life? Trust Him to do so and watch as things happen.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley