Let there be…

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” [Genesis 1:3 NIV]

On one of my morning walks, I noticed a dog peeing. (Not very spiritual is it?) Anyway, my ever-imaginative brain began to picture God at a big drafting desk, designing a dog and discussing with Jesus and the Holy Spirit its functionality–how best to operate its waste disposal system (ie urinate), working out design flaws etc.

My imaginings were halted when I suddenly thought, “but that is the human way”. We draw pictures, do mathematical and/or scientific equations to calculate efficiency, experiment and fix flaws–all before we come up with a well-functioning prototype. Just like the inventor Thomas Edison, when he was working on the electric light bulb. Many, many designs and experiments were completed and unsuccessful before he perfected it.

When God creates, He speaks and it is. In that one phrase “Let there be…” is the concept, the design, the perfection and the accomplishment. In one thought, breath and simple statement. Amazing!

But even more mind-blowing is the fact that He speaks those kind of words over us. “Let her be…blessed.” “Let him be…healed.” “Let them be…free.” He speaks and it is. Just like that.

Published in: on 14th December, 2010 at 9:18 pm  Comments (8)  

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  1. Excellent lone of thought Amanda.

    Its so true, if God says it, it will happen “Let me be….”

    • Yes, and with Christ dwelling within us we have the same creative power in our words when we speak over others…

  2. I love this! you have a way of putting things that just ‘clicks’ with me…
    thanks for that. I appreciate your little gems of wisdom…


    • Thanks Helan. Glad I can draw little pictures with words for you! XXOO

  3. So beautifully put! I am so glad God spoke ‘Let her come to me’.
    Such a blessing to consider He …speaks and breathes life into us.

    Blessings to you dear friend. XX

    • Thanks Dotty! It is amazing when you think about the things God has spoken in to being, isn’t it? I still think of new things every day. 🙂 XXOO

  4. Hello Amanda, beautiful expressive heart.

    I received my prize of your book “The Game” from Aussie Writers. Thank you very much!
    I see you sent it so I have made a note of your address in case of future need.
    I have just began to read it and am thrilled!!!
    I wonder if you have read the wonderful Australian saga of twelve books by E.V.Timms? I read them as a teenager.
    They are not Christian yet very informative.
    May God Bless all your endeavours for the New Year and keep you and your family safe in His care. Blessing Crystal Mary..

    • You are very welcome Crystal Mary. Somehow I missed seeing your comment on Aussie Writers, but I was thrilled to see you won. I’m sure you will enjoy “The Game.” Thanks for your comments on here too. God bless. 🙂

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