Where There Is No God


In the beginning God created  the heaven and the earth.  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  And God said , Let there be light: and there was light.

Genesis 1: 1 – 3


Since the beginning (in the Garden), mankind has tried to be independent of God. Aside from those of us that have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, there are still many people that believe they live and operate apart from God. The truth is, no creation can exist apart from its creator. Whether some choose to not admit it, we need God. Whether some choose to deny the existence of God's divine presence, it is irrelevant to the fact that God is here and forever present in the lives of mankind. The fact that we wake up every morning is proof of that. Every breathe of life that we draw is because of God. Therefore it is to our own personal benefit to make God the driving force in our lives that dictates what we do, how we do it and why we do it.

In Genesis (the beginning) we find God hovering over an earth that is destroyed. Like some peoples personal lives, the earth is in a state in which it can only be fixed by a loving God. If you are living in a life filled with chaos or are dealing with some things that are broken and cannot be fixed, you may not know this but God is hovering over you. You may have lost some things, cried through the process and are feeling like it is the end for you. However, despite what you've been through, God is there. The reason why I know this is because you are still here! What your facing or have faced in the past, has beaten you up and you have taken some terrible blows. It had the strength to take you out. However, after the battle ended and the dust settled the visual reality was you were still standing. Why? Because, God has the final say over your life and after your life. God and only God alone, can pronounce judgment over your life. If you are still in the fight, the only one that can bring you out is God. However, God is a gentleman. God will not show up where He is not invited or not wanted.

Like the earth, God sees the state of your condition.  He has allowed you to go through it long enough to see if you recognize where you are. You can always identify when a person understands where they are because they will take accountability for ending up there. They will cast their pride aside and change their posture and begin to call on God for help. Those that do not understand where they are will continue to blame people, situations and even God for their uncertainties.

So, like the earth that was without form and void (no order, no purpose, no direction), God wants to restore order, purpose and direction to your life. If that is not enough, like the earth that had a capacity to hold water (life), God wants to give you a disciplined life. A life in which there is perfect balance. Relationships are fruitful when life is filled with balance. Dreams are transposed into reality when life is filled with balance. Failures are turned into successes when life has balance. However, before all of those things (order, direction, purpose and balance) can happen, the light has to be turned on!

The light mentioned in Genesis chapter 1 is the truth of God. The truth of God is the word of God. Nothing is created without it! Nothing is transformed without it! Nothing damaged is repaired without it! Before any change in your life can take place there has to be a Word from God. So where there is no God:

  • There is no Word
  • There is no order, no purpose, no direction
  • There is no balance
  • There is no illumination (knowledge, wisdom, understanding and revelation)
  • There is no life.

If your world feels like it has fallen apart, let God fix it! Invite Jesus into your heart and make Him Lord over your life. If you are in need of prayer, please email us at prayer@changedliveschurch.org

I love you and I am praying for you,

Pastor Lawrence


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