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July 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm #1118JamieKeymaster
What one thing (or one thing A & B) did you take away from your time reading and studying Genesis?July 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm #1122AnonymousInactive
One thing A: the beauty of God’s creation in Genesis 1 and 2 of the entire earth, and then of man and woman. God is truly amazing! Also, how I tend to worship God through his creation of lakes, rivers, ponds, oceans, waterfalls, etc.
One thing B: God’s shedding light on my struggles with generational sin, and the notion that it can take others’ help to assist us in dealing with these issues.July 31, 2013 at 1:05 am #1128AnonymousInactive
One thing that I have taken from this Genesis study is a clear picture of God’s faithfulness. Going through sections of Genesis rather quickly helped me see the bigger picture a little better, and it is amazing to see and ponder God’s faithfulness to the promises he made to Abraham. God truly is faithful to his promises, even when we don’t see them being fulfilled. Furthermore, God fulfills his promises in his timing and in his way, which is always the best timing and the best way even though we might not understand it (this is seen clearly in the story of Joseph being sold into slavery for the good of him and his family).
This is encouraging to me. God is faithful to who he is and to his promises, even if he doesn’t fulfill them in the time or way that I think he should. This brings me a lot of peace. Knowing this and that God is in control is a wonderful thing, something I ought not forget!July 31, 2013 at 7:15 am #1131gretchen211Participant
One thing: I definitely enjoyed reading the big picture story and seeing God’s plan unfold from the beginning. And the notion of Noah being blameless in the midst of utter depravity has also stuck with me.August 1, 2013 at 12:37 am #1135AnonymousInactive
One thing: I love seeing the parallels from the men of faith in the old testament to Christ and His redemptive work. I can see Jesus illustrated in every section we read.August 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm #1136bstadle1Spectator
God is always at work and we seldom appreciate just how much God has done and continues to do for his beloved.August 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm #1137AnonymousInactive
“And the notion of Noah being blameless in the midst of utter depravity has also stuck with me.”
That was a powerful image for me as well. It is so easy to just go along with the crowd even when we shouldn’t! Noah demonstrated that we don’t need to do that, even if we are alone in being obedient to God. Good, inspiring stuff!August 2, 2013 at 10:17 am #1139AnonymousInactive
That God is always with me. like When God was always with Abraham, Issac, Jacob, Joseph. He always remembered them even if the longest time passed he was always there. 🙂 Genesis was such a beautiful story to read i cant wait for exodus! also to know that we were chosen. I love at the end of Genesis where Josephs brothers are scared after Israel dies that Joseph will still be mad at them for selling him, but Joseph was was not. He said that all that happened was to save them, it was Gods plan he doesn’t blame them but hugs them and forgives them with tears, i just love that!August 2, 2013 at 10:28 am #1140JamieKeymaster
Wow! These were awesome responses to read. Follow up question: Based on your one thing – what desired results do you want for your life because of what you learned? How will you change?August 2, 2013 at 11:40 am #1145AnonymousInactive
To be more aware of God’s creations, and how they can bring me to a deeper closeness with Him, and to be more aware of how God speaks to me through His creations. I want to appreciate the “little” things in life better – a sunrise or a sunset, the warmth of the sun, the coolness of a breeze, fresh vegetables and fruits grown from His earth, a conversation with someone special or a complete stranger, a hug.August 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm #1147AnonymousInactive
My one thing would be the incredible faith the people we read about had! Noah was asked to build a massive boat- He had faith that God was going to bring the flood. Abraham was told he was have a son at an ancient age and then was asked to kill him- He had faith that God would fulfill His promise of making him a great nation. Joseph had faith that God had a plan for everything He had to go through and ended up at the top and saving his family from starvation. These were the people who struck out to me when it came to trusting in Gods faithfulness.August 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm #1151AnonymousInactive
I think a simple result I would like to see in my life on account of what I have learned is more trust/faith in God. He is in control, even when I can’t see it, so I can trust in his promises as I go forward in life and seek to be obedient to him. I can also trust that in the midst of craziness he can work everything out for the best. Trust in Him is always a good, reassuring and emboldening thing, so I think I can always use a little more.August 15, 2013 at 8:28 am #1152AnonymousInactive
knowing that he is in control. He has a plan for me no matter what the situation might be. I just got to trust him and let him work in me even if things don’t seem right he is molding me and preparing me for something great , i just got to be patient and learn to walk faithfully with the Lord.
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