Creation – The act of bringing something into existence. To create something is an amazing thing. To bring something into existence in a whole new form is too many times underestimated in the raw power of creation. We think about the creation of our world, man, etc. and it’s just so huge we can’t grasp it, so it sometimes loses it’s impact in our thinking. God takes the purity of creation and continues to create new and exciting things in our world and in our lives, and we miss the importance of it. In Psalm 51:10, David knew what create meant when he said, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” He did not have a clean heart and he knew it. In verse 6 of the same chapter he proclaims that God desires truth in the innermost being, in the hidden part. Without that hidden part made right, nothing is right. David knew that only God could create that in him and it was his desire to have it last forever. Not just for a quick fix.
We can glaze over the deep hidden truths of God many times by not looking deeper into what God does when He moves in a situation. That’s why when we compare the God who made the seas with the God who touches our hearts, it ratchets up the importance quotient pretty quick. When we stop to consider that the God who made all of this also individually deals with our smallest problems or needs it brings a loving God more into focus. When the focus is fine tuned we see that God truly is “involved” in all the processes of our lives. On a side note; it doesn’t minimize God to our level, but it lifts our level of understanding of the big picture to God’s perspective. When we come to realize God’s perspective everything changes and clarity is realized. Clarity in areas like forgiveness, grace, love, peace, hope, encouragement, unity, faith……..oh well, you get it. Life itself. WE GET A GLIMPSE OF CREATION!! We have become so proud of ourselves and our accomplishments, that we get into the mindset of thinking, We’ve done it all!” “There’s nothing new under the sun!” Oh boy, is that statement wrong! God, the creator, is all about creating new and incredible things and each day is a new day of discovery and purpose. David wanted to tap into that mentality because he knew how good God was and he had come to know the heart of God. He wanted to tap into that creation power and see it change his heart. And guess what? It did!!
Creation…..an amazing thing. To realize it’s origin and it’s power is life changing. Paul wrote to the Ephesians with this creation power on his mind when he said in Chapter 2 verse 10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” He also further said in verse 24, “and put on the new self which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.” God has taken something that did not exist in our lives and through the power of the Holy Spirit has created it. It wasn’t there, but now it is.
I hope you are living in the power of His creation in you. You know, salvation!!! He took that which had no sin (Jesus) and had Him bore our sin (substitution) and created a way to live in eternity with Him. Wow!!! Wow!!! Creation is probably something we don’t think about enough, but that must change. Every day you get up in the morning turn your thoughts to God and say, “God, what are you going to create in me today?” I believe His answer would be, “Something awesome!” When we realize that God is able to “create” a newness in us every day, then we start to see great things happen as He sanctifies us and brings spiritual focus into our lives.
If you haven’t tapped into the new creation you are in Christ, then now is the time to open up to the fact that God is up to something new and exciting through your life.
Philippians 1:6 says, “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” That means we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg in our lives when it comes to serving Christ. There is more ahead. It all starts with a surrender to Christ and then He takes the wheel and leads us in to a whole new world. Paul emphasized this to the church at Corinth in 2 Corinthians 5:17 when he said, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!!” Open your heart to God and let Him create “a new thang” in your life. You will never be the same!!
The Pilgrimage continues…..