Start with God

The world started with God. He spoke, and it came into existence. God existed before all else. He is not created. He created all things.

Human beings started with God. Before the world was created, God planned to make man. In fact, everything else was created for man’s benefit.

Salvation started with God. He gave free will to man, so that the choice to love and serve God would be a real one. But man rejected God. God was not content to leave it at that. He had decided to bring man back to himself.

Since all things started with God, we should start with God in all we do.

“Indeed, ask about the distant past, starting from the day God created humankind on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether there has ever been such a great thing as this, or even a rumor of it” Deuteronomy 4.32.

We should start our week with God. Sunday is the first day of the week. It is the day of the church’s meeting to eat the Lord’s supper.

We should start our day with God. We should start with the Bible and prayer.

Let’s start our prayers with God. Praise him and recognize his character and his great works.

Let’s start our readings with God. See what the passage for the day says about him.

Start all your personal interactions with God. Ask him to bless your time together with a person or group. Insert his name into conversation.

We should start our plans with God. Don’t make plans and then ask him to bless them. Ask first for blessing, for wisdom, for strength.

We shold start our life with God. If you have not obeyed him yet, do so today. By faith and obedience, we receive his life.

When we start our time, our interactions, our plans, and our life with God, chances are good that we will end with him beside us.

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J. Randal Matheny

Servant of the Lord at GoSpeak
Randal and his wife have lived and worked in Brazil since 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. Randal's a lefty, a chocolate lover, an author and a poet. His microblog is randal.us.

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