Prayers and Devotions

From September through December UUMC is studying the book of Genesis. This unique story of creation was revealed to Moses through divine revelation. The basic identity of God is revealed in Genesis. All creation obeyed the voice of God. 

In Genesis the Creator, by inherent authority as Sovereign Lord, spoke creation into a functional, well-ordered existence. The Creator bestowed special value on humanity. Through Genesis we are introduced to Adam and Eve and their children. We walk with them as they disobey God and eat from a tree He forbids, then are banished from the Garden. 

As we turn the pages we meet Noah, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekka, Jacob, Esau, Rachel, and Leigh, and finally Joseph. We experience walks in faith that are unquestioned, faith that is not perfect but grows, faith that is perfect and saves a nation. It is in Genesis we see God's great plan of redemption with his covenant with Abraham and his descendants. 

Through Genesis we understand where we came from, how we got in the fallen state we are in, and the beginnings of God's plan of salvation on our behalf. 

Since God reached out to us before we reached out to Him, we should always thank Him for saving us by His sovereign grace. 

 

Heavenly Father, thank You for being our strength when we are weak. Thank you for your promises that speak love and peace into our lives every day. Help me to trust your Word and claim it to be truth! Please help us to wait on Your perfectly timed plans, fully surrendering our lives to Your leading. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.