Day 1: IT’S ALL HIS
Take just a minute to think about something you have purchased that is very special to you. Maybe it’s your house? Perhaps a car? Maybe it’s a painting, or some other work of art? Maybe it’s a musical instrument? Whatever it is, it’s something you probably spent some time researching, and maybe even spent weeks, months, or years saving your money in order to purchase. Because of this, you have a unique level of ownership to it. You value it above other things you’ve purchased, because you poured a lot of time, energy, and resources into it.
How difficult would it be for you to hand it over to somebody else and ask them to take care of it? Imagine you can’t even leave them a detailed instruction manual. Instead, you’re just going to give them a couple of quick sentences about taking care of it for you.
This is the exact situation Adam and Eve found themselves in after God created them. He basically said, “Here’s the world I created. Here’s everything I’ve ever made! Now, I’m leaving its care in your capable hands. Eat from it. Live in it. Enjoy it. Just remember that it’s Mine. I just want you to take care of it for Me.” As you read today, consider this: Do you struggle to consider that everything you have belongs to God? That it’s not yours, but something He has asked you to take care of?
Do you struggle to consider that everything you have and/or own belongs to God? That it’s not yours, but something He has asked you to take care of?
How well do you think we, as God’s people, are caring for God’s creation? What’s one step you can take this week to better care for His creation?
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Genesis 18-19
Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today? HEAR Bible Study Method
Heavenly Father, today I acknowledge that there are things I own that I sometimes treasure even more than my relationship with You. I’m thankful for the reminder that everything in this world belongs to You. I’m also thankful that you have entrusted me to care for everything. This week, my prayer is that I will see Your creation through new eyes. That You will lead me to not just care for Your creation, but that You will also lead me to enjoy Your creation in new, exciting ways. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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