Genesis 2:1-25

“And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation”

How often to do forget this. To take time and sit in silence. Enjoying the beautiful work that God has made. I’ve made it a huge effort to try to reconnect with God and his creation. For years now I would wake up, role out of bed and throw on my running shoes and try to block out everything from my mind as I would putter along the dark streets early in the morning. How much of God’s creation have I been missing by blocking it from my mind. The way the moon casts that dim light. How the tree branches sway in the wind. So much I’ve taken for granted by not sitting and see God in his creation. I’m trying to reconnect. Get back to what’s important in life. Which brings me to the other verse that grabbed a hold of me..

“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”

Gods blessings. This is what I take from this verse. Yes it shows the blessing of marriage. But for me it shows the blessings God gives us. Here he has made this perfect paradise. A place perfect with no sin. Yet he blessed Adam with a wife. Family. How much I take family for granted. So often I get caught up in my own trivial affairs that I forget that I was blessed with an amazing God loving and fearing family. A wife who I love. Parents who are proud of me, and in-laws who help out in more ways then I know how to thank them for. The older I get the more time I wish I could spend with family. Those few people I really love (blood and non-blood alike). So often I forget to just stop and thank the Lord (and them) for the huge impact they have made in my life.

This year I’ve made stronger effort on that front. I have along ways to go but I’m tired of wasting these many blessings given to me by our God. It’s time to get back to what’s important. Family. Friends. God and his beautiful world. Thank you to all those who have helped me step out of my shell. I’m excited to start what I feel to be the start of my life with you all.

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One Response to “Genesis 2:1-25”

  1. You’re the man Greg. Looking forward to reading your future studies (and hopefully growing closer as family).

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