Well...I'm a day behind in posting this BUT I promise I have a good reason. Which is NOT what this post is all about...you'll have to look for another one. This post is about the Study that I'm apart of. "Praying the Names of God" by Ann Spangler, thank you Jill at Forever n Ever n Always for putting this on. As well as the giveaway for the book a couple weeks back (that I won!)
This week is about Elohim, God, Mighty Creator. I like the way that Ann explains this Hebrew word for God (pg 15) "This ancient name for God contains the idea of God's creative power as well as his authority and sovereignty." Creative power sounds great as well as God made us in his image which means we have his creative power as well...So now I have a good excuse when I'm just sitting around knitting or some other creative that I have the power to do it :)
Every morning this week I'm going to make this prayer the first words that come to my mind. "Elohim, Mighty One, you made everything out of nothing, imposed order on chaos, gave birth to beauty, and called it all good. Help me to know you as the one true God who created everything and everyone, the one who has placed me on the earth for a purpose -- to magnify your name. Amen"
As I just finished the study for today...I thought I would add what I will reflect on this post.
It was reflecting on Genesis 1:26:28, I'll paraphrase it..."Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness...So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it;"
I'm going to be Praising God because he has the power in creating the heavens and the earth out of absolutely nothing.
I'm going to be Offering Thanks that God has not only created ME (and you), but made ME in his own image.
I'm going to Confess that I tend to look at flaws of Life and not the beauty of Life and EVERY human life.
I'm going to Ask God to renew my sense of wonder and gratitude for the things he has made as well as remaking my sense of the wonder at his creative power.
I hope you take a chance and rethink about Elohim...God, Mighty Creator.