Happy New Year!
I always think the start of a new year feels fresh and full of anticipation. It often feels like just about anything can happen and I often feel empowered to make the most of it. One of the things I enjoy doing to start the new year is reading Genesis. Genesis is a historical book but it is also the start of something new and exciting. A few of my takeaways from reading the first chapter of Genesis this year are….
(1) God is a creator and we were made in his image so even if you don’t feel like it you are a creator too.
(2) Creating takes time: Even God took 6 days for creation, he didn’t have to. It’s okay if what you are creating takes more time than you expected.
(3) Creating (and life in general) requires time off. Making time for regular rest and refreshment is important.
(4) Everything that God made produced “seeds after their own kind”. You can’t produce fruit for something that isn’t already inside you. Take time to develop yourself so that you will be able to produce the desired fruit.
What are your takeaways from Genesis 1?
What are you hoping to create this year?
How will you develop yourself to bring your creations to life?