And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
Genesis 1:22, 23 NKJV
God blessed the birds and the living creatures and told them to be "fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." I thought this verse was significant because if you notice, God created the living creatures UNDER the water the same as ABOVE the water. God created living creatures as a whole to be fruitful and multiply on the earth. WE are perfect examples of God's creations!! When I read this verse it gave me hope. There is a God and He loves us so much that He created a book, The Bible, for us to abide by and learn His word. It's our job to read it and spread His word! I want you to realize that nothing is easy in life. Nothing is ever handed. Even though a situation might not be going your way, persevere and have faith in God. How can you believe if you don't have faith? Faith goes a long way and I am a firm believer that when you have faith, anything is possible. Believe in yourself. Have faith in God.
21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
If you notice, God created the living creatures that are found in the seas. He created them unique according to their kind. He created them unique according to their kind. Have you ever been to Sea World and checked out all the different sea creatures? Or have you been to Pets Mart and look at all the fishes in the tank? Even though some of the fishes look the same, they are uniquely different from each other. You see, the same way God created the sea creatures that are living, He created us! We all come in different size, shape, and color. even though society likes to categorize us as, "black", "white" or any other ethnicity, we were still created different by God. We were created different because we are all unique. We are amazing in our own way! That's one example of why I created this Movement. I want to display the many talents and stories that we all have been through! No one is perfect but God protects the righteousness. Be proud of yourself. You are perfect just the way you are. "All things are possible, if you believe." Mark 9:23.
20 Then God said, "Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens."
God created the waters and He let the waters "abound" with an abundance of living creatures. The word abound means, in large numbers or amounts. The verse continues notifying us that birds will fly above the earth and across the face of the firmament of the heavens. A better definition for firmament is sky. If you look up and notice what is in the sky, what do you see? I always see birds flying really high and together. Sometimes I see birds fly on their own but most times I see them traveling together. As many of you know, baby birds can't live without their momma. Their momma's teach them how to fly and what it takes to sustain life. When a baby bird is beginning to learn how to fly, the first few attempts, the baby bird fails. The baby bird tries and then fails. The baby bird tries again and fails. Over and over the baby bird tries to take-off and fly like its mother. But they key to this story is that no matter what, a baby bird will learn how to fly, no matter how long it takes. Even when a baby bird falls down, the baby bird continues to fight and try. The baby bird doesn't pout about not being able to fly, the baby bird learns from its past attempts and what its already went through, to help it for its next attempt. As Christians, we can't let our past attempts dictate our future attempts. Everything happens for a reason. Keep fighting and never give up. Believe in yourself and let's learn how to fly.
18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
As God created the earth, He divided the light from darkness and He saw that it was good. The evening and the morning were considered the fourth day. If you notice, when you lay down at night, and you think about what you've been through during the day, you may be upset if things didn't go your way. You might be an athlete and your team lost or you might've failed your History test. A lot of us let what JUST happened in our lives affect what COULD happen in our lives. Remember, God wouldn't do something to hurt you… He puts us through things that will build us up and prepare us for what lies ahead of us. Even though today might be tough, when you wake up, be reminded that He gave you another chance to fight. God gave you another chance to take on the enemy and show that, "All things are possible, if you believe" Mark 9:23
16 Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. 17 God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth,
In the Creation of the earth, God wanted light on earth to rule the day and less light to rule the night. Not only did he create this light but the stars as well. I looked up the definition of light and it says, "something that makes vision possible." So when you put that together in these terms, it reads, "Then God made two great visions: the greater vision to rule the day and the lesser vision to rule the night. He made the stars also. God set them in the firmament (sky) of the heavens to give vision on the earth." This verse is so powerful to me. When there is light, there is hope. What a world be without light? How could we even function without it? If we could lemme know lol. But God wants us to realize His love shines on us in each and everyday. Even when it's storming, what's behind the clouds? Light from the sun. What is the sun? The sun is considered a star, which is something that God has made. It's in his word. When it's storming in our lives, just know it doesn't storm forever. After a bad storm, what happens next? The a beautiful rainbow and light from the sun comes and brightens up the earth. The same light God uses to light up the earth, is the same light God uses to light up within us. When your light isn't shining, weather the storm because what happens after a storm? The light comes shining through.
15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth"' and it was so.
In the fifteenth verse of Genesis we learn about the creation of light God created light on earth to remind us that heaven is real. It's the light we see each and every day. It's just a glimpse of how amazing heaven is. But see, while we are present on earth it is our job to work. We have to work on spreading his word to others that are amongst us. I am at the point in my life, that I want to start inspiring and changing people's lives. I have made many mistakes in my life and no where close to being perfect. But you know what??? I love God so much and He has done nothing but blessed me. Through His grace and mercy, He has shown that He still loves me. The people that I am close to know I am NOT a straight A, 4.0 student but I am still a smart individual. I am attending the University of Arkansas and currently a Kinesiology Major that had the interest in being a Physical Therapist but through this movement and many supporters, I love inspiring and motivating people to do well in a sport, or motivating others just to give it there all. What I want y'all to realize is that I am not perfect but I'm still close to God. Hell, I failed two tests that I studied really hard for and I was upset about it but you know what?? I know God is in control. The professor is dropping a test and I get to make points up for the other one. I keep my faith in God. With a dream, faith in God and belief in yourself, anything is possible. I can testify to that. He has done amazing work through this Movement and I'm just sitting back chillin. God's in control. I just love motivating and inspiring others. I love it. Keep believing! Amen!
14 "Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years;"
So in the fourteenth verse of Chapter 1 in Genesis, the text explains how God created light so it will separate the day and night. The reason why He did that was to create signs and seasons, and for days and years. Have you ever noticed our own weather and seasons? Does your favorite season last forever? No, not any season lasts forever. Many people love summer because it is beautiful and beach-like weather, some people like fall because of football, a group of people favoritize winter because of the admirable snow and others enjoy spring because that's SPRING BREAK time :) !! We all have favorite seasons that we either love or hate, but if you notice, no season lasts forever. You see, our own lives are like seasons. God puts us through many different seasons to test us and see how we react. What do you do when it's 16 degrees outside?! You grab all your winter gear and get ready for the cold!!! When we face certain situations, think about the four seasons and how God created them to point out different signs. Don't you give up just because your life is "cold" right now. It's only a season. Seasons don't last forever and are designed to point out certain signs. Learn from these signs! You have to weather the storm…Giving up is not an option if you are a believer. Make it through the season and ask for God's help. Let God protect you when you have nothing else to rely on. I promise He will come through! Give Him a chance to warm your heart.
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12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
So God created the grass which yields seeds according to the particular kind. He also created the tree that yields fruit which depends on the type of seed you use. I looked up the definition of yield and it means to "produce or provide." As many of us know, a tree or a fruit can't produce itself, it takes much more than that. The way you produce a tree or a fruit is by placing a seed into the ground, watering it and taking care of it. Without good care, the tree or fruit will not grow properly lol. Have y'all ever seen a bad fruit or a tree that doesn't look healthy? Well that's because it wasn't taken care of properly. Each one of us are like a piece of fruit to God. He places us in certain situations where we must depend on Him. A fruit can not grow without water and we can not grow without going to God. We can't go through life without God guiding us the right direction. When we are put into situations that seem unbearable, remember that we can not grow without the help of our source, and that's God. I want you to remember that we are like a piece of fruit. If we want to grow and be a nice looking piece of fruit, we must go to our source which is God (water). Let's all grow into a beautiful piece of fruit! I personally wanna be a watermelon! I love me some watermelon!!
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9 Then God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear; and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
In these couple lines, as readers, we learn how God let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place and he let the dry land appear. The text goes on to say that the dry land that appeared was called earth and the formation of the waters will be called the Seas. God created these amazing things so that WE can enjoy them. He explains to us these magical creations because He wants to realize He can create magical things in our lives, the same way He created the earth. If you give God a chance, He will do exceedingly and abundantly in your life, but you have to spend time and put your trust in the Lord. When you put your trust in Him, He will show His love to you and His blessings will rain. Let the Lord know that you love Him. It's not hard to say thank you. Thank you Lord for this day, Thank you Lord for this life. Thank you Lord for loving me when nobody else did.
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6 "Then God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." 7 Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.
As I read these couple verses, I learned about the formation of the waters that God created. You see, God didn't just want land on earth, he wanted water as well. He created the waters but not only did he create the waters, he created a firmament in the midst of the waters. I looked up the definition of a "firmament" and it simply means the heavens. So basically, God developed the heavens within the waters!! Thats amazing! We serve a powerful and mighty God! If He can create the heavens within the waters, what do you think He can create in your life? Everything that happens in life, happens for a reason. It's simply a test. A test given from God, testing to see how you react. Will you pout and be upset about what's going on? Or will you accept the circumstances, pray to God and overcome the hurdle that stands in front of you. Keep your head up and know that God can create something special in you the same way He created something special within the waters.