Beginning In His Word 1-1-18

Beginning in His Word- 1-1-18

"In the beginning was the Word..." John 1:1... Genesis 1:1 reads it as “In the beginning God created…”
From either location you read it or write it from; there was a beginning and God was there.

When your life began; God was there.

When you went to school for the first day; God was there.

When you discovered you could walk; God was there.
When you started to talk; God was there'
You get the idea. God is with us wherever we go. There is no place so far away that we can run, hide or secret ourselves away from His presence. So why do so many people try? Why do people hate? When will we have true peace on earth and goodwill toward man? 

Seriously the only answer to all of this is when we all, every person, acknowledges that God is real, that Jesus died for our sins and that the Holy Spirit dwells with us now.  Unfortunately, the bad news is that not all will realize that before it is too late. Our God is a just God but there are people out there that just refuse to give in to Him. They choose to carry their burdens themselves like the little two-year-old saying “Me do it!” Sometimes they do fine, other times everything falls apart; the difference between someone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ and those who don’t is the way they handle the crazy situations that arise. 

It just takes beginning in the Word to get the right outcomes in the midst of some trial or other troubled situations.

Sometimes beginning in the Word is hard to do; we struggle with changing our pattern in life to progress forward with a God planned thing. God wants you to begin in His Word today. The first day of 2018 can be the beginning of a life of peace, joy, and hope for you!

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

Start with this! Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved! 

And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”  Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.  Acts 16:30-32

Simple right? Well not always because some just don’t get it, some of us took more time to convince that God was who He said he was; or who He really is. God provides proof, then its up to us to decide; whether or not He knows what we will choose He allows us to make that choice.

Just as He did with Moses. God knew He had called Moses to believe, and to lead the people from bondage to promise; but Moses did not know that right away, nor did the people of Israel. He had to show Himself to Moses and give him special abilities via the Holy Spirit to get the people to trust Moses.

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.  And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh. Jude 1:20-23

We are so fortunate to live when we do because we are among those who can believe and receive the Holy Spirit on spot! We do not have to go through hoops to reach God, we but have to trust, obey, believe and pray!

Not necessarily in that order.

You should get the idea by now that our beginning of 2018 should be with God in the first part of our mind, our day, and our plans. If not, then things will not be as acceptable to us nor will they most likely be acceptable to the Lord. We must conform to God’s standards in life as a Christlike person, we must give over to Him our weaknesses and accept His strength to keep us firm in our commitment to Him.

So lets make it a plan to begin in the Word!

Read daily, pray daily at least; think on what we read and prayed about. It is the best way to start the year!
If you do not yet have time set aside to read get a short daily read book (some suggestions to the right of this blog) and start your day in baby steps; then as you get going you will find yourself hungering for more!

There are Daily Reading Bibles that are easily purchase at,

They are not expensive either! These can help you get started with daily reading and thinking on what you read as many have a mini devotion attached.

In today’s modern society we really have no excuse for not reading at least a scripture a day; begin today!

Read chapter 1 of Genesis and or a proverb.  That may sound adventurous to you? Start with the scriptures below for this week, and follow along the path each day with one or more suggested reads a day. There is no excuse not to start today!

Go to biblegateway,com and listen while you work, or work out; just do it! Begin in His Word!

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for being an ever-present place in our lives today! Help us as we begin our new calendar to put time with you in each day’s list, In Jesus’ name, amen.

Suggested Reading: Genesis 1:1-31, Jude1-25, 3 John 3:1-14 , 2 John 1:1-13,and 1John 5:1-26.