12/29/13

Reading Of The Will

Not only do the days seem to be flying by at breakneck speeds, but now the years, too?

Year tu Brute?

If all goes according to plan, I hope to have 52 posts here at Grey Barn Stories, aka, Julee's Journey, Jambalaya, That's What I Thought,  Storylines, The Novel, Storyboard, Notes From The Porch, Turning The Page, Dear Max & Lilly,  and Grey Barn Stories.

Seriously, Juls, that many titles?
One of my favorite New Years post was titled "11:59, 12-31-07" and even though I'm not quite  ready to turn '14's doorknob, here's the first in my Sunday posts of the new year. Working title: "Here's The Plan"

On this last Saturday evening of '13, I find myself back in Genesis trying to get a jump start on reading through the Bible in a year. I downloaded this to help me and am committed to post on Sunday's what I gleaned, how I saw God's heart, and a verse or two to hopefully memorize, at the least, remember.

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If my grandma had handed me her memoir, would I have shoved it on a shelf or tossed it in a storage tub? Good grief, no! I would read, reread, and read between the lines. My inheritance is in Christ and it's time to find out more about my bloodline. 

The first 2 chapters in Genesis speak over and over again to me that my Dad was one creative guy.  Lights, signs, seasons, days, years, fish, birds, wild animals, tame ones, too, fruits, vegetables, seeds, rivers, gardens, wind, stars, spirits, angels, mornings and cool of the day! Not to mention, us!

Sometimes I have a hard time believing all of this, light brought forth from the dark, spirits hovering, and  humans created out of clay?  But the heart of God speaks to me, these last few days of 2013, from Genesis and reminds me of His awesomeness in the rising of the sun and in it's setting. 

The verse(s) that jumped off the page was Genesis 3:14.  Right after God found Adam and Eve hiding because of their disobedience, He cursed the snake ... "The Lord God said to the snake, Because you did this, a curse will be put on you.  You will be cursed as no other animal, tame or wild, will ever be. You will crawl on your stomach, and will eat dust all the days of your life."

God cursed the snake, not us!  Oh yes, we'll have a couple problems with children, hard work, moving out of the garden, and an earthly death, but we are not cursed. We are created in His image and He breathed life into our spirits!  

He made the way. The plan is in motion. I will live according to the plan. It's doable. 

Not broken, forgiven.
Not wounded, healed.
Not sad, joyful.
Not dark, light.
Not fear, faith.

I see hope in a new day, a new year. When my faith wains or waivers, I will remember the blueprints from Genesis. There is a great design, it makes total sense there was and is a master designer.
And I'm in His will.

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2 comments:

angiewebb said...

Glad to connect with you. Loved the words you wrote,

caryjo said...

So GOOD to see you again. Been toooo long! You are always a treat. Thank you so much!