When God Places His Word On your Heart
As I woke up today the aches and pains that ravished my body were unlike any that I can recall having outside of being very sick. You name a spot and it feels twisted and beyond thinking “where is the Tylenol?” I immediately thought about Genesis, our creation.
God created ALL of this, everything you have or will have or have had in those first 6 days. He created every soul, every gadget, everything. He created man – Adam.
Yet scripture tells us that Adam needed a companion, a second half so that he could be the best he could be so God put Adam into a deep sleep and removed one of his ribs and created woman – Eve.
7 Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
I am in bed as I write this because this scripture played so strongly in my head I felt compelled to write about it. I wonder if Adam was surprised to wake to find a woman who was also human? Being a single woman and a mom I also wonder how difficult it will be to “leave and cleave” when the time is right for me to “become one flesh” as it is written.
All of this pain in my body, especially in my ribs and aside from that Tylenol thought I am left pondering the second chapter of the greatest book ever written. Not questioning whether or not it is true because to have faith means that you trust and I trust the Word of the Lord. I wish so much that we had even more information instead of trying to speculate or wonder and I know that the information we do have is a beautiful gift from God for which I am eternally thankful.
Being a Single Mom
I love my children. I love them unconditionally, even when I don’t LIKE their attitudes I LOVE my children. Like and Love can be two very different things.
That said, I had my children under less than ideal conditions and though I don’t regret them I have always wondered if any man who has similar values as I do would want me when I am used and come with a tortured past. I have often prayed about this and begged the Lord to send me the one whom He has created especially for me. Or, as scripture says, the man who I was created out of.
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Oddly enough, in my mind this somehow means that the man will most likely be older than I am because how else would I be flesh of his flesh? Yet, I see it more and more where the man is the same age or younger than the wife and you can tell it is Gods will.
Which, brings me full circle.
We were ALL created in the beginning, which means physical age has nothing to do with our years spent as “soul” and therefore age can’t possibly be a factor in who God created for us to be with. The only factors are recognition and timing.
Only in God’s perfect timing will we recognize the one that He has created for us. That person will love and accept you for who you are and where you have been and not hold it against you because you are starting anew with them and everything is forgiven in God’s holy name.
Old vs. New
A lot of people only read the New Testament. Many churches and jails only hand out this portion and yet the New needs the Old in order to prove that Jesus worked miracles. That Jesus fulfilled ancient prophesy. That we all were created perfect in God’s image thousands of years before He breathed air into our lungs.
Most of all, we need to know that when God was finished with His masterpiece He “saw that it was good”!