Genesis is a book of beginnings. It is about the move of God concerning heaven and earth. Let’s look at the first chapter…
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”
Notice the condition of the earth beforehand. It was without form (without purpose), void (empty)…. and then notice what happened…the Spirit of God moved.
Everything that happened after that, happened because the Spirit of God moved!!! While, the Spirit of God was moving, God said, let there be light. And guess what? There was light! God didn’t see bad light or dim light; it was good light. The next thing God did was to divide the light from the darkness so that there would be a distinction between the two. Next, He gave the light and the darkness names; light (day), darkness (night). This all happened on the first day. Remember, to God, a thousand years is as one day. 2 Peter 3:8 KJV
The point is this…before heaven and earth had purpose, before good light occurred, before the distinction between light and darkness occurred to the point that light and darkness could be identified by name, a miraculous thing happened…the Spirit of God moved!!! And, it is my desire and the cry of my heart that…The Spirit of God will move in the lives of all God’s creation. I thank God that He moved in my life because before He had, my life was just like the earth…without form (without purpose), void (empty). Then while the Spirit of God moved, he shined the good light of Jesus Christ in my heart. Through His Word, he divides the light from the darkness so that I can distinguish between light and darkness. As I grow in Him, I find myself able to call what is light by name and what is darkness by name. In other words, I’m not easily fooled by the devil’s tactics. Don’t misunderstand, all of us can be fooled if we are not careful. That’s why we need each other to keep us in check. So what causes us to move? We can be moved with anger (Matt. 20:24), jealousy (Deut. 32:21) or fear (Heb. 11:7). What causes us to be happy about something? We think about it. What causes us to be sad? We think about it. What causes us to be angry? You guessed it…we think about it. And to go a step further…what causes us to act? We are moved to do it. Usually, that is the result of intense thought patterns about the subject. It is not casual, but intense. Let someone hurt your pride, you will have intense thoughts about it. Let someone do something to you that violates your constitution, you are moved to act. Of course when I say “you” I mean “us”. We need to be moved when we see ourselves doing things that we know as contrary to God’s will. We need to be moved when we see our young brothers going down a path that we know leads to their destruction. We need to be moved, when we see children disrespecting their parents. We need to be moved when we see parents (even if it’s ourselves) not giving our children godly examples to follow. Knowing that without Jesus we cannot do anything, we want the Spirit of God to move…In the world…and in others. But may it begin in us. Be blessed.
Evangelist Wilmer “Chip” Price