Bragging

“But if I say, ” I will not mention his words or speak anymore in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones.” Jeremiah 20:9 NIV

I love to write. I love to talk about my great God. The more I learn about him, the more I see him doing in others lives. I just can’t keep quiet. It just isn’t possible. I watched a show last night about ‘The Answers in Genesis,’ project. It was so interesting to see how God is moving through the lives of others. This project, just now really getting started, began over fifty years ago. Different people were influenced greatly by those in their lives. By family, friends, and sometimes chance encounters. I watched this two hour show about how the creation museum and the arc encounter got started. It really started with Ken Ham’s parents and the passion they had for their great God. His father was a teacher living in a small town in Australia. He first believed in the Bible and wanted to teach based on God’s principles. This rubbed off on Ken, the need to give answers to all of life’s questions to people. Genesis is the foundation and to a strong Christian Family they knew that the answers were there in the Bible they just needed to get that to people. Science has tried to find answers their way and has led many people astray over the years. In school we were taught one way and at church another. Now there are many more scientists that are finding out that the Bible really can be correct. If you have God’s spirit burning down in your soul you know that you know the truth. I know it in my gut. I can see God moving. The more I see and hear the more excited I get. The more people who come around to God’s ways the more I want to yell, Yah! I knew that all along. God is working in so many lives all at one time. Circumstances in our lives bring us together with people who are on that same journey of discovery and we can help build each other up. When one person has that passion burning inside them it can be contagious. When two people have that passion burning watch out. Amazing and great things can happen. Ken’s passion had built for many years before he felt called by God to move to America. God had been working on other people in the same way. They had a common goal and when they met that passion exploded creating great things for God’s people. The Creation museum has dinosaurs created by a man whose passion is bringing dinosaurs back to life for people to see and his was another chance encounter God’s way. The Arc Encounter has had 30,000 visitors and it is brand new. They also have books, movies, and so many other ways to get people the answers to life’s questions as to how man started.

Do you want to know more about mans beginnings and the earth?

Master Creator

“Since the creation of the world Gods invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what is made, so that people are without excuse.” Romans 1:20 NIV

When the world began things were simple. God made Adam and Eve and they were with God from the beginning and so they knew God. They walked with God and all was perfect. The world was good and they enjoyed each other’s company. God had made all the animals on earth just for Adam and he had total charge over them. Giving each a name as seemed best to him. Everything was for his pleasure. All they would ever need was there. Their surroundings were perfect and they had no need for anything. Then one day Satan changed everything. He convinced the woman that what they had was not enough. He got them looking at themselves and thinking that things could be better. It was just a little doubt. They could have gone to God and he probably would have gladly shown them that what they had was all they needed, but a little doubt can and will separate us from all God has for us. They ate the apple and we all know what happened next. It was never the same. Slowly as the people on earth grew in numbers they thought more and more about themselves and their needs. The God who had been so important in the beginning became less and less important to people. Living their lives and pleasing themselves became more important. That did not stop them from knowing deep down there was a master designer that had created everything. No, it was all around them every day in everything they did. He had provided everything for them. Food in abundance to eat. Animals for food and everything they might need. But they thought of themselves and their wants first. After time they grew farther and farther from God. Enjoying themselves and living for every moment was very important to them. Finally God had had enough and told Noah to build an arc. He would destroy the earth he had made and everything living on it. Just Noah and his family would remain. Him and all the animals he had with him inside the arc. And God promised him that he would never destroy the earth again. A rainbow stood in the sky as a covenant between God and Noah that whenever they saw the rainbow in the sky that it would remind them of Gods promises. We still have that same promise today as we look up into the sky on a rainy day. We can see his rainbow and know he cares for us. Science has shown us so much about all God has done for us even though some scientists refuse to believe what is right in front of them. One day we all will stand in front of a righteous God in judgement . Nobody will be able to say they didn’t know. It was all around them. All along.

Do you know the master creator?

In the Beginning

In the beginning God. Imagine if you will all that went on in that one little week. The Father, the son, and the Holy Spirit, the triune godhead all together created the heavens and the Earth. The word was God. Who is the word? Jesus Christ. He was the spoken word that created everything that ever was or will be. Everything we would ever need for all time. Together as one unit and not independent of each other they agreed together and it was done.

Before that day the earth was formless and void. Nothing but them existed. The spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Complete nothingness is hard for finite mind to understand. But the question “what came first,” comes to mind. God came first and without them nothing would be. They agreed in their efforts and had a plan. I have been told it is like any great building project you need an architect (God), to design; then a builder (The word or Jesus Christ spoke it into existence.)

All the exact specifications, the details were in God’s mind (on those blueprints) But Jesus just had to say ‘sky’ and everything needed like clouds, wind, seasons, details happened. And God said let there be light. In that one word so much happened. The sun with its exact specs and the moon for night with its exact orbit for time and seasons. Stars in the sky shining down on us. Even some meteorites darting in the distant sky. They were all there. And so much more.

God saw that the light was good! We can look into a powerful telescope and see some of his great handiwork but will never comprehend the half of it because we can never know all that they do. His reasons are not ours. We will never understand why he did everything he did but all we need to know is that he is perfect and that’s enough. It wasn’t just good I know it was perfect just in one simple word, ‘light’. The light we know as day and at night darkness came with its lesser light. The first day.

Let there be a vault to separate the waters. The dictionary states that a vault is an arched structure, (first clue the earth was not flat), I can see the world separating from the sky. This all happened on the second day. The waters in the sky would not be liquid in form but would be released into air molecules, I guess, but God is perfect remember. He knew what he was doing. Let the water under the sky be separated from the dry land. All the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and streams with all their inlets and outlets were set in place by their command. All working together in synchronized perfection.

It was very good. He was making all we would need. Nothing was left out of his design that we would ever need or want. He thought of it all. How awesomely we are taken care of. Science with all the things we have learned can never come close to their knowledge and foresite. Let there be vegetation on the land. Every seed bearing plant. Can you imagine all that is included there? I am not a plant specialist but I do know there are more seed bearing varieties than I could ever comprehend. We are looking at the greatest landscaping that was ever done. It had to include everything we would need for food, clothing, shelter, and to create everything necessary. Just for us to enjoy. Whew, that wrapped up the third day. What a day. It was a very good day.

Light and all that encompasses. Sun, moon, stars, set in the heavens. Giving their light in hours, minutes and seconds. What orchestration. This would cause days to become months and years. Rotation of everything flowing so perfectly. Earth as well as planets, sun and moon. This was good, day four.

Then God designed animals and all creatures in the seas and birds in the air.  So many creatures. Just birds alone is mind boggling. Billions of species. Large and small. From penguins to tiny hummingbirds. All for us to enjoy, and for food to sustain us and the animals themselves. Such variations in all different environments. ‘Be fruitful and multiply, filling the waters and the sky’s.’’ Now that’s a lot of birds and fish. This was day five.

Then God created all animals on the earth, all creeping creatures. Cattle, buffalo, and just think of the animals used in stuff we need every day. Things like leather for shoes, gloves for working, ingredients for cosmetics for us women. as well as eating just to stay alive. There even needs to be food for the food to survive. The circle of life to continue. Then God created man in the image of God.

All we will ever need to be all he created us to be and do. He thought of everything. I know at times I can get an awful lot on my plate to do. I can remember a lot but always forget stuff. Like last night at 3:30 am I realized I had not plugged in my power chair and it was dead. I would be able to do nothing without it.  God never forgets anything. His plate is a whole lot more full than I can imagine.

He created man but he needed him to have a companion and mate so he could be fruitful and multiply the earth. Just think of everyone that ever was. He knew each and every person. He knew the hairs on their heads. Everything about them. Good as well as bad and he loved ALL of them  They were all in his mind before the world began. What he had made was so very very good

So after all that he created in just six days he rested. He knew we would all need rest. He set apart the seventh day as a very special day. His sabbath day of rest. A time for renewal for us. We have all week to do our labor for income to support our lives. But the seventh day really should be devoted to him. We need that time and doesn’t he deserve it for all he has done.

Creation.

I had the opportunity to go to the Odysea Aquarium in Scottsdale Friday. My daughter and her son took me for the day. I greatly recommend it for those who haven’t been. I was so in awe of all the creatures living in oceans and streams. I can not look at the great diversity and see how it just happened.

Everything in that place just cried out God is awesome. So very many fish and water animals of all colors and shapes. I saw tiny little seahorses about 2-3 inches long swimming among the plants in their tanks. They would hold on to the plants with their tails while they slept or ate. So perfect in detail.

I watched otters frolicking around and found out that they are very excited by anything with wheels. They would get so excited at a stroller or even my wheelchair. The are so cute. They drew a large crowd. There behavior is so fun to watch.

So many different size and shapes of fish and such funny names. It looked as if they were making odd faces at me. Most very grumpy looking. I really enjoyed just watching them. One tank had sea turtles and my grandson spoke up. “Hey these are special needs turtles.” Most of the turtles were missing limbs.

Later in the day we heard that many turtles are hurt by boaters and debris in the water. They can no longer survive in the wild so this kind of home is perfect for their rehabilitation. Being in a wheelchair myself I can relate to what it takes to adapt. But God helps all creatures whether man or beast relearn the way they do things.

The way they learn to survive in their environment by coloring and the way they were designed. It is all so well thought out. How could something that perfect just happen. My mind just can not see anything about evolution as being plausible. I just got a magazine from the NCI. National Creation Institute in Dallas Texas.

This Institute is doing great things about building creation museums and educating people on true research that shows real facts of Creation. These aren’t just theories but actual researched facts that support the Bible’s history and timelines. Their magazine is called ‘Facts and Acts’. Great name.

There are so many scientists and researchers that are strong Christian authorities. They are striving to show truth. For so many years we have been programmed to think one way, evolution. But more and more wholes are being found in those theories.

I noticed this morning so much more than I normally do. So much beautiful landscaping. A beautiful golf course with so many different trees. Every shape and color. Man has done a great job of taming and designing around nature but give God the credit for all he has given us to work with.

I know of a new exhibit near my daughters home that has a life size recreated example of what Noah’s arc would have looked like. They got to go there this summer on their vacation . I guess it was massive. They really enjoyed it. I have no idea how all those animals got along for so many days. It must haves smelled too.

I am so glad there are places like that for my grandkids to explore. Things that finally give credit where credit is long overdue.

Awesome Creator

How can I begin to help you understand the complete awesomeness of our God? It is said that man just knew of a master designer by the world around us. Even those in far away remote tribes in the jungles of Africa knew of a power greater than ourselves out there that designed this planet.

Why it took so many years for some of our greatest thinkers and geniuses to come to a conclusion that we didn’t just evolve but that there was a master designer behind it all. Still today there are those who refute creation for evolution. They can not fathom something greater than themselves..

Talk about ego’s.. it is impossible for my brain to even comprehend anything coming from nothing.. I know that as many times as I have read through the Bible that I am biased,, but miraculous describes what I know. I am by no means a scholar or great thinker. Just look at the few facts we know.

There are billions of people on this planet, all different colors, races, sizes, languages, and no two exactly alike. With their own unique fingerprints. That’s just today, but also over thousands of generations. Not only humans but animals, fish, birds, creepy crawlers, and then there is plant life.

Deep breath, trees, grass, flowers, shrubs, environments of many kinds, different ecosystems, and so on and so on. I could go on for hours. There are even studies done on each of them. Mind blowing. I can’t help thinking about the one with wisdom to think it all up. Then to create it.

Just in one ecosystem there are different wind, rain, and temperature patterns that accommodate different plants, animals, and types of people. How many different ecosystems? I remember reading to my daughters when they were little about a little reddish frog somewhere in the jungle that was very poisonous if eaten. That is how it survived.

That story has always stayed with me. Showing me the uniqueness of all Gods creatures.. I’ve spent many nights watching animal shows about so many different animals and their own lives. Things different creatures can do and their behaviors.

Then start to think about our own creations made from just what was already on this planet from the beginning. How one mind thinks different ideas up. Someone came up with a little bean and now coffee is a billion dollar industry. I thank God every morning for that one. All we ever needed was already thought of and on this planet from the beginning.

There is so much beyond our atmosphere that we will never know but someone knows and thought it up for a reason. As a Christian I can’t help thinking about how he sees His creations, very good. Do you know that before any of us were ever born God in his infinite wisdom thought each of us up. He wrote a whole book on just one of us.

He designed me, who my parents would be, when and where I would be born. Who my husband would be and how we would meet. My daughters and their families and who I would become. The same is true for you. Isn’t our God awesome.