Words from the Heart for Friday May 28th, 2021

God created the sky and the earth. At first, the earth was completely empty. There was nothing on the earth. Darkness covered the ocean, and God’s Spirit moved over the water.

Genesis 1:1-2 (ERV)

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God’s Spirit Moved

A poll introduced last July, just months into the pandemic, showed that at least 1.5 million Canadians had moved back in with their parents. The findings were thought to have ramifications for the multi-family rental sector, since the vast majority of those moving or planning to seek shelter at home were renters. Survey results revealed an estimated 2.8 million, or nearly one in every 10 Canadians, had already seen their living situation change due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Many Canadians move each year – sometimes across town and sometimes across the country. That is not surprising. The Bible speaks of God moving as well, but not in the same sense. Human beings can only be in one place at one time. Not so with God. When God moves, it isn’t that He leaves one place and goes to another. The Psalmist understood this and says that no matter where he goes – to the heavens or the depths – God is there. All of this makes what Genesis 1:1-2 says interesting. These are the first verses in the Bible. God has already created something – we begin with the earth already in existence. Then God really gets to work. “God created the sky and the earth. At first, the earth was completely empty. There was nothing on the earth. Darkness covered the ocean, and God’s Spirit moved over the water.” God’s Spirit was moving in creation power across the face of the earth. When the Bible speaks of God moving, it points to something happening – something powerful and transformational. If God is moving in your life, you can count on being transformed. How is He moving in your life right now? What is He changing in you?

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley