Your Own Genesis Week
by Jon Walker
“God, make a fresh start in me, shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.” (Psalm 51:10 MSG)
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalms 51:10 NIV)
God spoke the world into existence, and he spoke you into your mother’s womb. Even now, he can speak into the chaos of your life to bring it shape and form.
This is a Genesis event (Psalm 51:10 MSG) – where God speaks into the void and the darkness of your life, creating a fresh start for you.
God can create something from nothing; he can take a heart that is broken, impure, or failed and with it create a heart that is whole, pure, and purposeful. God loves you and wants to pour his grace into your life. He wants to see you pure, and he wants to see you succeed – so much so that he takes an active role in creating your new heart and bringing order to the chaos of your life.
Your job is to submit to his sovereignty, humble yourself before him, and ask for his help.
Lord, speak a Genesis moment into our hearts, speak a Genesis moment into our lives, speak a Genesis moment into the circumstances we now face. We acknowledge that “everything we have – right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start – comes from God by way of Jesus Christ.” (1 Cor. 1:30 MSG)
Renew in us a steadfast spirit (Psalms 51:10 NIV), no longer chaotic or moved by events, circumstances, or feelings. “That’s a life shaped by things and feelings instead of by God.” (Colossians 3:5 MSG)
Give us a life shaped by you and your spirit flowing through us like living water.
So what –
· Where you see chaos, let God speak into your life, creating a new God-generated life. Pray, “God, make a fresh start in me, shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.” (Psalm 51:10 MSG)
· Steadfast spirit – How would your life be different if you were led and powered by a steadfast spirit? Pray, O God, “renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalms 51:10 NIV)
· Shaped by Christ – Fit “every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5 MSG)
· Where? – Where do you need a Genesis-event spoken into your life?
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