The Five Minute Friday prompt for this week is the word only. I have thought about it on and off this weekend, but could not seem to write. Finally, this afternoon as I was pondering the word I thought about how God is the only one who has created something out of nothing.

 

Only God can create out of nothing. Click To Tweet

 

This world we live in was created by him. He spoke and light appeared. People were created by him.

 

God Gives us Talents and Abilities

 

We can create on a smaller scale but never out of nothing. We use our minds to form ideas. Our imaginations help us to begin to carry out those ideas.

 

Using words we write stories, poems, letters, books and so much more. We build structures, make gardens, bake cakes, design clothes, paint pictures. 

 

There is almost no end to the ideas a person can imagine. Click To Tweet

 

 Here’s a recent poem I wrote layered on top of an older painting. It is part of my contribution to the #holyhaiku Instagram challenge put forth by Susan Shipe

 

Jesus, Lamb of God

 

God Created Only One You

 

Sometimes we may wish we could duplicate ourselves in order to accomplish more in a limited time. Click To Tweet

 

But if we stopped to think about that, would we really want it? We have only 24 hours in a day, and some of that is for sleeping. Maybe we are trying to do too much. Instead of wishing for more time or the ability to clone ourselves, maybe we should stop to think about our lives. Is there something we could change or rearrange?

 

We only have this one life to live. Click To Tweet

 

Sometimes stopping for a few minutes to pause, look around and be grateful can be all we need to refocus.

 

I paused on my porch to watch the snowfall.

 

Rather than rush through all the days, we can try to be fully present each moment. Each of us has a unique story.

 

Let's seek to tell those stories using whatever creative means we can find. Click To Tweet

 

I’m linking up with: #FiveMinuteFriday, #InspireMeMonday, #LMMLinkup, #Glimpses, #TrekkingThru#TeaAndWord, #TellHisStory, #porchstories, #CoffeeforYourHeart, #HeartEncouragement

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24 thoughts on “God Created the World from Nothing

  1. Dear Gayl,
    What a wonderful post at this time of year! We only have this time right now, gifted from the Lord, and He has a purpose here. Thank you so much for sharing the beauty of the snow, and God’s creation in that. My heart is stirred to pause and look to Him now. Blessings, love and hugs! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      I’m so glad you stopped by tonight. I’ve been wanting to write a post for awhile and just couldn’t come up with anything. I have been writing haiku but no blogging. This afternoon I finally knew what to write. 🙂 May God bless you during this season of Advent and Christmas. Hugs and much love to you, dear sister! xoxo

  2. So true! What if w thought of time as worship? A conceit I read about in Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison.

    1. Tara, I like that! Time as worship. Yes, really everything we do can be an act of worship if we are doing it for God.

      I may have to look into that book. It sounds good!

      Blessings to you! xo

    1. Thank you for visiting, Claire! We all need to be reminded to slow down. I am reminding myself every time I write about it.

      Blessings to you! I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas. Ian is getting so big! You must be so proud.

    1. Thank you, Debbie. It does sometimes take me awhile, but the words finally come. I’m glad that you find joy and hope here. That encourages me, because I want this to be a place of encouragement and to bring glory to God.

      Blessings to you!

  3. That’s a full on challenge for me: to be fully present in my present. Maybe that’s the best present I can give Jesus and my family. thanks, Gayl. love the snowfall pic!! too hot here in CA!

    1. I think it’s a challenge for all of us, Sue, some more than others. 🙂 I like the idea of being fully present as a present to others.

      Glad you enjoyed the snow picture! We don’t usually get this much esp. in early Dec. Some years we hardly get any at all.

      Blessings to you!

  4. The older I get the better I become at letting the old things go–they seem to lose importance as I worry less about what other people think and more about what God sees in me.

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