All of Genesis 1 sets up a system to ensure the purpose is successful and generates blessings to others. The sun, the trees, the water, the ecosystem etc all blesses and works in accord to fulfill the blessings the earth has to offer. We have to embrace the process God has planned for us. God did not have to create time nor did He have to create days or years. He created time to show His love, but He also created time to show how faithful He is to us despite our imperfections. Perseverance would not exist without time. Remembering exactly when God blessed you could not exist without time. Even when we are going through our dark moments, God has placed stars for us for us to focus on which will lead us back towards Him. Just like the North Star will guide the lost, God has provided stars to guide us through our dark times. God created us in His image. In vs. 28 God said subdue the earth. This means we are conquerors. We are not failures and whatever is supposed to be ours we will have to fight to obtain. There is a process and within that process we must endure with a successful system to get us through any obstacle that may present itself. God knew you before you were born and created you to handle any obstacle or problem. He made you in His image and His image was not created to fail. Follow God expectations, walk in your purpose and you will be blessed
This is the first book of the first chapter of the Bible. I find it very interesting that purpose, system, perseverance, blessings, and His image is the focal point of this chapter. These are the points that we need to be successful whether you believe in God or not. Whether you feel like you are on top of the world (day) or you feel suicidal (night) or somewhere in between. God has given you the outline in Genesis chapter 1 to be successful.
Do you believe you have a purpose? Do you know and accept your purpose? What system have you developed to be successful? Do you stay faithful during your time in the darkness or do fall? Are you living a life of Christ consistently? God has created a system that anyone can benefit from. Are you? What are somethings you can do better to ensure you keep your eyes focused on the Lord?
Vs. 1 -2 Purpose - the heavens and earth had no purpose. It was formless and empty. Is this how you feel?
Vs 3-5, 20 -31 Purpose - There is a purpose for day and night. When you have discovered your purpose God separates you from the darkness.
All of Genesis 1 sets up a system. What's your system
Vs 14 - allows for you to embrace the process. God did not have to create time, days or years but He did to show His strength and love.
Vs. 5, 14, 15 Perseverance- There is 2 types of light. Most importantly He doesn't leave us in complete darkness when it is night. He makes sure there is light among the darkness. The North Star is an example of how no matter how dark it can get you can still look up and find focus find where you are at and get back focused on the journey God has for you. He stated that God saw this was good.
Vs 22 Blessing - animals are supposed to be fruitful
Vs 27 Purpose - Gods image
Vs 31 - Purpose God knew you before you were born and was happy with you.