Genesis, your life is not an accident

Who's image do I carry? Yes my parents image is stamped all over me, but where did they come from? Going back further and further I ask myself, is it possible to think there was such a chain of events and I was not just a random development but created for a purpose? Every ancestor if traced back leading me ultimately to a man who was created from nothing?

Col 1:15-17 (NLT Biblegateway.com) 15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation 16 for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see—such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. 17 He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.

I am not an accident. I am not a mistake.

God created life from himself. Before there was nothing He was. I came from him, and so from him I received my design.
Genesis 1:26-28 (NASB Biblegateway.com) 26Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." 27God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

This expression of God's design is unique in each of us, and has a purpose.
Psalm 139:12-18 (AMP Biblegateway.com) 12Even the darkness hides nothing from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You. 13For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother's womb. 14I will confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well. 15My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret [and] intricately and curiously wrought [as if embroidered with various colors] in the depths of the earth [a region of darkness and mystery]. 16Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them. 17How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18If I could count them, they would be more in number than the sand. When I awoke, [could I count to the end] I would still be with You.

There is also something that is trying to corrupt this design, to destroy the image imparted in you and I.
John 10:7-10 7So Jesus again said to them,"Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. 10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Through us God desires to share himself, His love with everyone.


A misconception that leads to misconceived belief

Please join me, any encouragement or critique is appreciated but just recognize that my motive is not to be impressed or to impress. This is an exercise to develop my mind in the discipline of loving.

Do we believe that happiness leads to contentment? Do we believe that we must feel happy, full, accomplished, whole, and at rest in order to be happy. Children pout when a need or want is not met, so if all needs and wants are met are we then happy?

It is my supposition that we have a common misconception and that leads to a tunnel of misconceived beliefs.

We ponder our lives, the depths of our emotions and struggle for sanity. We desire a restful reality of hope and exuberant authenticity. We struggle with depression, lack, loss, emptiness, love lost, the emotional and physical pains associated with living here in an unfair world.

We believe that seeing is believing. Data and information equal experience and will lead us to believing. I will attempt to expose this misconception in myself and study the areas of my life where I have let this misconception take hold. My desire is not to impose something an anyone but to discover with my naturally inquisitive and curious mind, what is real. If I believe something, why do I believe that? Where did that belief come from? Who gave me this idea? My goal is not an attempt to re-create what has already been discovered, but to find and in some way touch upon those discoveries. My goal is not to reach a level of informational exposure, or some mere academic elevation of my mind.

In order to find this I am delving into my own genesis, attempting to discover who created me, and why I was created. I may not find absolutes but what I believe concerning my own creation is a foundation for a life. In pursuit of happiness I must begin with the end in mind, but start at the beginning.

2 John 1:5-9(NLT Biblegateway.com) 5 I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning. 6 Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning. 7 I say this because many deceivers have gone out into the world. They deny that Jesus Christ came in a real body. Such a person is a deceiver and an antichrist. 8 Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked so hard to achieve. Be diligent so that you receive your full reward. 9 Anyone who wanders away from this teaching has no relationship with God. But anyone who remains in the teaching of Christ has a relationship with both the Father and the Son.

2 Timothy 1:12b-13(NLT Biblegateway.com) 12 for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return. 13 Hold on to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me—a pattern shaped by the faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus.