When Was God At His Best
– by Gebhardt Berndt
I would like to believe that God was at His best in the beginning. Not that He changed in any way in-between (Hebrews 13:8), but in the beginning, everything was in chaos. As Scripture presages, “The earth was without form and void.” – Genesis 1:2. It was complete chaos until God stepped in. With three words “let light be”, creation occurred; galaxies, and animals, the earth and the sea, mountain ranges and human kind. All by the breath of His Voice. Nothing much has changed; people are still facing chaos daily. Chaos in the workplace, chaos in finances, chaos in relationships. Chaos.
But there is a Voice that penetrates the darkness. There is a Voice that finds you in the darkest, loneliest of places. There is a Voice that does not walk out and does not quit. This Voice seeks high and low until He finds you. If we only understood our worth, how much of our hearts would not be sold off? If we can awake our value, change the disposition of our speech, and change the way we think, how much will not change from death to life? As people, we have to believe what He says is true! I am loved. I am favoured. I am blessed. I am strong. I am His! Satan knows that if he can swing your worth away from your Kingdom birth, victory can be obtained! But His Voice, tender still, is calling us away from the darkness, away from the chaos, away from the scoundrel steeplechases, into His glorious life (John 14:6). Whatever you’re facing, it’s not the end; He is still Creator. Your chaos is a spoken Word away from beauty! We are a result of what we believe to be true. Time to believe beloved.
JOY! Magazine (June 2018)