God Said. There was. It was good.

Hannah creating one of her artistic works.


God said. There was. And it was good.  That pretty much sums up my God.  The one who has the ability to speak something out of nothing. Create light out of darkness.  I read Genesis chapter 1 through different lenses this morning because I read it thinking about some things that God has spoken to me.  Things that if I look at it in the natural they seem impossible…nonexistent. But my God, the very God who created the heavens and the earth defies human logic and breaks through every boundary to bring into existence what He wants.  He not only speaks and it happens, but when it happens it is good! As I read that very familiar passage of scripture I was encouraged.  Encouraged to believe that if He created in Genesis 1, He can still create opportunities for me today.  He can create openings in doors that are shut and even create a door that was not originally there.  Encouraged to believe that it will be exactly as He has spoken as I grab a hold of it by faith.  Encouraged to believe that as I pursue the purpose for which I am called, it will all work together for my good!

Reread Genesis 1 and reflect on the following questions

-What specific promises has he made to you that seems impossible?

-When you think about what God has spoken, do you see it as impossible because you are thinking about your own limitations? Is God asking you to do it in your own strength or His?

Be blessed!


Anika Jones

About the Author

Anika Jones

Anika Jones is a speaker and author of the book Lessons Learned Along The Way: A 40 Day Devotional. She blogs about faith and family at LivingForLater.com and posts weekly videos on her YouTube channels, Living For Later (@livingforlater) and Living Life Now (@livinglifenow). Anika loves speaking about developing intimacy with God and understanding who we are in Christ. She serves alongside her husband in ministry. They live in Illinois with their 6 children.

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