“In the beginning God” (Genesis 1:1). The beginning of any magnificent undertaking whether that be a day, a year, a relationship, a behavior change, a thought – the magnificence of the process and the outcome is due to the beginning being founded in God. Only through Him is nothingness created into vastness of beauty, chaos into perfect order, useless dirt into radiant life. The beginning begun in God, with God, for God is a masterful beginning indeed. Pray with me in this:

“Father, my eyes and heart turn to you as I begin today. Only through you can I be a new creation. Only for you is my life of any worth. Only with you is there irrepressible joy, love and hope. You are the God of all beginning, vast, perfect and radiant. Help me LORD, Creator of all to begin in You this day, this year, every relationship, each needed behavior change, every thought – firmly, securely in You, for your good pleasure and for your glory. Thank you for the life you have begun in me, that I may know the joy, love and hope found only in your presence. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.”

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