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Each stage of the believer’s walk possesses its particular hazard. The new life within us wages a constant war against all which opposes its growth. During the physical stage, it is a war against sins; in the soulish phase, it is a battle against the natural life; and lastly, on the spiritual level, it is an onslaught against the supernatural enemy.”

-Watchman Nee

Sometimes, we have to take a step back and reflect on where we are and this is true in regards to our career/profession, relationship status, and anything else that requires our attention and effort. Lately, I have been doing this and this includes my walk with Christ which is important for me during such chaotic and uncertain times.

Often times, in the sports world, an athlete will say they are going back to their roots in an effort to correct something and/or get back to a previous level of performance. For me, getting back to my roots is a journey that reconnects me back with the purpose, the beginning, or the reason why and in doing so, much will come to light.

The purpose is something that can get lost somewhere along the way or if not lost, misplaced or repurposed. This is nothing new, it happens to everyone in life regardless of the path we walk. As Christians, we worship Jesus Christ and do our best to follow in him and his teachings but with the duties of life and all the distractions that come up, a detour should be expected.

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

-2 Peter 1:21

As Christians, our beginning comes from God who created each one of us. God created each of us and knew us before he formed us in the womb and we connect with God, as well as reconnect with God, in his word—the Bible—and able to speak with him through prayer. Because the Bible is given to us to connect with God, it’s a gift for each one of us that is priceless and the Bible’s roots begin in Genesis

Genesis translates to origins (where something came from), it’s start (when something began), or simply, the beginning (from the very start). The book of Genesis is our beginning and it is the place to start anytime we want to connect, or reconnect, with God and once we begin digging into Genesis, we come away with many important understandings of God and this Earth: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).

From this one verse, we understand that there is a great creator and he created everything in existence. Everything that is, was, and will ever be came from God himself and it was this way in the very beginning and because God does not change, it’s still this way but more importantly, from the book of Genesis, we come to know that there is a God as Genesis, like all other books of the Bible, is written with the inspiration of God himself.

If there is only one lesson taken away from this article, I hope it’s that the Bible is God’s word that is inspired by the spirit. No, that is not a typo or an error as the Word of God still speaks as the Bible is alive and active which means the spirit is still active in God’s Word as well as each Christian. Therefore, we come to know God because of the spirit that is in us and we connect to God through God’s Word but it’s important to remember that God’s Word does not try to convince or persuade the reader because the book is written from the perspective that there is a God, our creator, so we will never read that God is real because he did so and so but rather, we read something happened because of God.

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

-Hebrews 11:3

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Written by Billy Ray Parrish


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