Good morning all-
If you're like me life has gotten very busy. I have two graduated, one trying to find an engineering job wherever he can and the other contemplating the next steps of life. The graduation presents have been bought and the party will take place next weekend. In the midst of that, I have been working a ton and trying to solidify our business. Where is the balance? I'm not quite sure anymore. My husband asked me if I was going to take a vacation this summer. When I look at the work ahead, I really don't know when and to top that all off; I realized June is just a few weeks away.
Days, hours and months fly by and I have no idea where they go. We know a day is 24 hours, an hour is 60 minutes and a month could be 28, 30 or 31 days and yet they seem to be going in a blink of an eye. Yesterday, I heard my pastor speak on Genesis 1. No one really knows what a day is in God's eyes. Man has manufactured time. I doubt it even truly aligns with His time but then I'm not with Him so I can't ask.
All through Genesis 1 God talks about life, creation and the abundance of what He's creating. He created the Heavens and the earth and if He's literal, God did it in seven days. I took that to heart yesterday as I went to church, did laundry, vacuumed, helped my husband, drove nails into an outside wood staircase and cooked dinner. Somewhere in between all that I rested for a little while. My life is full of events, business and chores. There's not much time to rest and when I think of God creating all that in six days my head wonders, "How did He manage that?"
There are many mysteries that will never be revealed. The Bible is a glimpse into the world our Father completed but He's not finished. He has left things out and we just have to be good with that. If you're struggling with finding time to rest, watching days go by like hours and really can't see the end, sit down with your Bible and peak into the world of our God and know that He is in control.
Our days may be flying by but God has us and is working to use us in His time. May God bless and keep you today as you seek Him. Take some time every day to enjoy the wonder He created in just a few days!
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day. And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day. And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day. And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. (Genesis 1:1-31 NIV)