September 1, 2007

A Good Start

Scripture Reading — Genesis 1:1-10

And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:10 — 

It's important to start the day with a good breakfast. Our bodies need energy and nourishment, so a good breakfast can make the difference between a productive day or an exhausting day. But many North Americans run out of their homes and grab a doughnut and coffee on their way to begin their day. For them, a good breakfast has become inconvenient, and by mid-morning their energy levels are low. Their bodies need refueling.

How do you begin your day? Who do you start your day with?

A good day begins with the one true God. God launched time and history by creating something out of nothing. And the earth was in no shape to do anything until God shaped it into something good and beautiful. God spoke, and darkness hid. God brought order to a universe caught in formlessness and emptiness. God en­joys giving the world its needed supplies of provision and purpose.

Each day God enjoys giving us our needed supplies too. God created us in his image, and we are at our best when we begin our day with God.

God has created us to be a blessing, and he is at work in us. "He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philip­pians 1:6). Are we working with God today?


<p>Dear Lord, help us begin this day with you. Thank you for giving us what we need for each day. Give us our daily bread, we pray, and help us to work with you.</p><p>In Jesus, Amen.</p>


Devotion topics: Christianity, Discipleship