January 1, 2019 Genesis 1,2; John 1:1-28

“There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42 (NLT) The heart of this ministry is to inspire a love for God’s Word and encourage the discipline of daily Bible reading and SOAP journaling. These are a few of our SOAP notes from today’s reading. We encourage you to read and journal on your own first, then join us in conversation about what God revealed to YOU today. Click HERE to go directly to the daily reading if you wish.

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Goodness and Light | Kelley Deases

S~ God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness.  Genesis 1:4 (NIV)

O~ Interspersed throughout the Creation account are the words marking God’s approval of His own handiwork.  In this passage, He associates goodness with light and sets it apart from darkness.

A~ In a “big picture” kind of way, everything comes down to good versus evil; light versus darkness.  In the overall trajectory of my life, and in the small daily choices (to open the Word, to carve out time for my kids, to ascribe value to my husband’s opinions, etc….), I want to move more in the direction of God’s good light.

P~ Father, Help me to overlay the big picture upon the small choices I make every day.

In the Beginning…| Joni Tyner

S~ In the beginning the Word already existed.

And the Word was with God,

And the Word was God.

He existed in the beginning with God. John 1:1-2 (NLT)

O~ John is referring to Jesus in this passage. ( In John 1:14 is says, “So the Word became human and made his home among us.”)

A~ Christianity doctrine believes in the Trinity.  John is referring to Jesus being before creation, He is God.   This is the most basic doctrine of our Christian faith- Jesus is God.  This is so reassuring to me to know that God had everything perfectly orchestrated from the beginning of time. The same God that created the earth into existence created me to be the person I am. He has wired me to be used for His purposes.  Wow.  I love thinking about how majestic God is. How smart He is. He is omnipotent—I’m a part of His plan, how can I not be excited and on fire to do what He desires from me?

P~ You are an awesome God.  You’ve always been…always. There is no beginning and no end. I love You and I’m thrilled to be Your child.

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3 thoughts on “January 1, 2019 Genesis 1,2; John 1:1-28”

  1. Reblogged this on Soaring with Butterfly Wings and commented:
    Start the New Year determining to read God’s Word everyday. Join others at Discover One Thing using the SOAP Bible study method. They now have video blogging! Listen to hear what Kim learned in today’s reading.

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