Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Genesis 1

Believe it or not the first Chapter in Genesis always reminds me of Teri Maxwell and her MOTH resources.

God took what was dark, void and full of chaos and started to make order of it. He took what was without form and put it on a schedule. The days and nights dont deviate, the sun always rises and sets, the seasons He established and they are faithful. The planets He perfectly aligned so that they give us light and heat. He is a God of order and detail. Deliberate. He doesnt react to the day rather He orchestrates it.

In the beginning God!

I am both encouraged and convicted by these scriptures because I dont feel like I order my days as well as I should. Hover, yet closer God........

Genesis 3

The fall of all mankind took place in Genisis Chapter 3 when Eve went looking for knowledge outside of loving relationship with those who had authority over her, those who had her best interest at heart. She ate fruit from the ***TREE OF KNOWLEDGE***.

What could possibly be wrong with seeking knowledge? The enemy really is so subtle isnt he?

Genesis 3:6And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

The enemy tempted and convinced Eve to eat saying that when she did it would make her wise/knowledgeable. The Bible tells us over and over again to seek knowledge adn wisom. Eve was looking for it outside of God.

Genesis 3;4And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

I am so thankful to have a husband who is aware of my tendency to seek knowledge outside of him and God. Seriously, without my dh I think I would either be Amish or atheist. I gravitate towards the extreme and am way too curious. My husband is very stable, and for that I am thankful.

I, like Eve am at times carnal and think that it isn't any big deal for me to Google my questions.... innocent, perhaps even *good* questions about God, child training, home management, marriage. Usually I get about 26,300,120 results. I think we women sometimes get tricked into thinking that there isnt any problem in just trying to figure it all out, but knowledge outside of God is sin. It goes back to Genesis 3, we are Eves daughters when we try to research, study and covey our findings to our husbands. To lead and step out from underneath our heads/coverings to direct our families.

"Aw....You wont die ......your eyes will be opened, and you will be smarter ....just like God!" or even more subtle than that..."Did God really say He didn't want you to enjoy this or that?" The very first recorded words of the devil are *Hath God said?* The devil is cynical, he likes to question authority.

Some things never change...

I wonder if the modern day tree of good and evil isn't subtly disguised as the Internet, (of course thats if we dont use it properly)? It sounds like that tree in the garden was a resource of vast knowledge that God didn't intend for us to have ....not outside of relationship with Him.

Friday, October 1, 2010

21 Rules Of The House

The 21 Rules Of This House
by Gregg Harris

1. We obey God.
2. We love, honor and pray for one another.
3. We tell the truth.
4. We consider one another's interests ahead of our own.
5. We speak quietly and respectfully with one another.
6. We do not hurt one another with unkind words or deeds.
7. When someone needs correction, we correct him in love.
8. When someone is sorry, we forgive him.
9. When someone is sad, we comfort him.
10. When someone is happy, we rejoice with him.
11. When we have something nice to share, we share it.
12. When we have work to do, we do it without complaining.
13. We take good care of everything that God has given us.
14. We do not create unnecessary work for others.
15. When we open something, we close it.
16. When we take something out, we put it away.
17. When we turn something on, we turn it off.
18. When we make a mess, we clean it up.
19. When we do not know what to do, we ask.
20. When we go out, we act just as if we were in this house.
21. When we disobey or forget any of the 21 Rules of This House, we accept
the discipline and instruction of the Lord.