Acts 11-17- God is intention with his creation!

An assignment given in the theology class I am taking right now asked me to describe an attribute of God that is described in Genesis 1 & 2.
Well, since chapter one is all about God creating the world, I picked his attribute as "Creator".  (It seemed like an obvious choice to me!) The second part of the prompt was to describe how this attribute can be encouraging to a fellow church member....hum....OK....I can do this...But I didn't know where to start, so I put that aside and diligently kept going with my daily reading of Acts.   Bam!  God gave me the answer as only God can with His Word!! I love it!  Isn't it incredible that staying in the Word can give answers to other things such as a school assignment?!  So, I am going to share my assignment with you that was derived from our reading this week!

Chapter one in Genesis is all about God creating.  Thinking about the attribute of God, the Creator, I get very encouraged living my daily life!  God is intentional with what he creates.  I am reading Acts these days and two verses stood out to me that illustrate how God has a purpose for his creation. Paul said, “Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed.” (Acts 13:36) David’s life had a purpose!  

Later in Acts, Paul says, “He (God) has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” (Acts 14:17).  Rain and crops were made for a purpose, to show God’s kindness! God has been intentional from the beginning!

To know God, as the creator, can be so encouraging to one that is sitting in the pew of a church wondering, “Why am I here in this life?” or “Why is this happening to me?” This person can be encouraged that they are not an accident, God is intentional with what he creates! He made each one of us for a purpose, as he did David. As far as difficult times in one’s life, the person can be encouraged that God didn’t set up the earth and walk away.  Rather, he has intentionally created the conditions that set the scene for us as we live life. Knowing that God has a purpose for what he has created is so encouraging! Also, to remember that “God works for the good of those who love him” adds to the encouragement!! (Romans 8:28). Wouldn’t you agree?


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