Words from the Heart for Monday January 1st, 2018
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.
Colossians 1:16 (NIV)
He Created it All
We are entering this year with an amazing Creator God! He truly is greater than all other gods. He desires that we might know Him in His might and power. Open your heart now to Him and ask Him to make Himself known to you.
Canadians welcome the New Year with some interesting traditions. Although familiar to us, to visitors and immigrants they may seem odd. Polar Bear swims would be included in the list of odd traditions. One website that speaks about New Year’s traditions around the globe says “In Canada, kissing is considered to be a traditional way of showing love and conferring wishes to someone. Therefore, people in Canada prefer to kiss and wish Happy New Year at midnight. A Canadian way to create a new year.
The Bible begins with the Creation story. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. We generally consider this to mean everything in the physical universe – the earth and everything on it, as well as the celestial bodies. The Bible confirms this to be true throughout its pages. But there is more to God’s creation then simply the physical world. Paul writes in Colossians 1:16, “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” Paul reminds us that absolutely nothing would exist if God had not brought everything in both the physical and spiritual realms into being. We understand that God has created the world that we can see with our own eyes. But He has also created that which we cannot see. As we enter this new year, pray that the Lord of Angel Armies will rule over your heart. The spiritual realm is as real as the physical, and we would be wise to allow Jesus His rightful place as King of your heart.
These have been words from the heart.