Genesis 2:1-7: Knowing God personally.

“Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.  By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.  This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.  Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth[a] and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. Then the Lord God formed a man[c] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” NIV UK

The personal involvement of God in the formation of Adam is striking in these verses. It’s like one person giving another the ‘kiss of life’. In the work of new creation you will also find that personal attention from God. No-one is ever converted without His personal involvement. It’s not that every conversion story looks and feels the same, but no individual comes to Christ without God getting ‘up close and personal’. If you are a Christian you will understand what I’m saying. It’s as personal as if the royal prince came and woke you out of deep sleep by his kiss. In a sense, that’s what has happened. But this is no fairy tale.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, sometimes this feels almost ‘too good to be true’. But it’s no myth. It is so real. Thank you that you drew so close to me that you were able to breathe in your life. Thank you too that you didn’t just pay a visit. You came close to stay close. I have your promise that you will never leave or forsake. I am so thankful.