Right at the beginning of the Bible God tells me, “I chose to make you. You weren’t created by chance but because I wanted to meet you.”
Have you ever asked yourself, why did God create the Sabbath day as soon as he made man and woman? God is all powerful. He spoke things into existence. He could have easily created the 10 day week. He could have given Adam and Eve a day to wonder through the garden themselves.
Instead God makes man, shows him that he needs a companion, and then creates woman. Upon creating humans he looks at the world and for the first time doesn’t just think, “it was good.” looking at all He had made He thinks, “it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31). Then, almost like He could not wait to hang out with us, He organises a day as soon as He can to spend time with us and focus on building up a relationship.
But this isn’t the only creation the Bible refers to.
In Psalm 51:10 – 12 David has been visited by Nathan. His sin has been blantantly shown to him and he can no longer hide it or carry it and he cries out,
“Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”
And God does answer David’s prayer for David would go on to write in Psalm 32:5 that He confessed his sin to God, did not try to hide it and God forgave his sin and his guilt. Note the past tense. This shows that David is now looking back and able to say, “[You] forgave the guilt of my sin.”
When God comes to anyone we are like the earth before God created light. Darkness covers our whole being (Matthew 6:23). But it is God’s will that everyone who is willing is saved (Matthew 6:37 – 40). So God says, “Let there be light.” And we start to feel that we need something else in our life. We start to feel like we need a new start. In some way we start to get drawn to God. And when we turn to Him and like David, confess our sins to God and are willing for God to change us, then God starts to create a whole new person.
God could have created the earth in one word. But He took seven days. It was almost like He was wanting to savour the experience of each and every item He made. And He also wanted to teach man and get both man and woman involved in the process for he let Adam name the animals and during this experience, realise that man was missing a companion. When God recreates us, He does it slowly. It is a learning experience where we get involved. And in that experience we will go through different situations, but our walk with God should be an enjoyable experience as we get to know more and more the depth, breadth, and height of God’s love for us just as Paul discovered (Romans 8:38,39).
If you don’t believe me, why not take David’s invitation.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in [Him].”
Why not decide right now to reach out to God in prayer and trust the Creator to recreate your life?