In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 NIV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.John 1:1,2 NIV
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 NIV
Sometimes, when the world appears to be spiralling out of control, we need to step back from the drama and remember–from the beginning–God was and is still with us!
Even though there are still scoffers and scorners who refuse to believe God–that is their prerogative, but for the Believers–if we just keep in mind that God created all that was created and nothing was created without Him–we’ll still be here to point the way to Him. But we must also remember that God will not force anyone to act against their will. We must submit to God and allow Holy Spirit control over our lives if we want to see any real change in our society and in the world abroad.
Though observant and mindful of everything going on around us, we cannot control the outcome of anything but what we do. Therefore, we must pay attention to all that is going on in the world so we’ll know how to pray–seeking God’s wisdom to know what we can and must do to change the atmosphere around us.
When we don’t agree with how people live–we put them on our prayer list and pray God’s wisdom will seep into their hearts and they will want to please Him, not us.
When the foolish continue to act like fools–we put them on our prayer list and continue to promote God’s Word.
When un-believers continue to live in sin–we put them on our prayer list and pray that God will remove the blinders from their eyes.
When people are dissatisfied with the bodies God gave them–we put them on our prayer list and pray they will find joy in The Lord and love themselves as they were from the beginning.
When lawmakers are lax in doing their jobs–we put them and the voters on our prayer list and pray that wisdom in electing public officials will reign in the heart of every voter.
In the beginning, God created the universe and all within it and I’m sure He knew what He was doing when He created man and woman–putting everything in place where He wanted it to be for His purposes, not ours.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made–unique in every way–whether we were born alone or with others (twins, etc.), we are who God intended us to be.
I am convinced that most of the confusion experienced by many about their gender identification is a result of them not loving themselves from the beginning. If we don’t learn how to love self (not be in love with self, selfishly), we’ll never be happy or able to love others. I’m also astute enough to know that our environment plays a big part in how we look at ourselves and in our expectations of self. So, if in fact a person’s desire to forsake their beginning is the result of externalities over which they had no control, we pray for them to forgive anyone who influenced their self-hatred and that they will allow God to guide them in life.
We must remember–Before we were, God was and is!