In the Midst of your Mess and the Promise of Light


January 1

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. (Genesis 1:1-3) NIV

 

          As I write these words I have no idea what you’re facing today. I surely know my own battles, but I’d be liar to pretend to fully understand what you are going through. What I do know is that in Genesis 1:1, everything was perfect: the word “created” implies that everything was in order; in a perfect state. Theologians argue that there are millions of years separating versus 1 and 2.   However, by verse two in the book of Genesis, we see a mess. Genesis 1:2 gives us three very powerful words: formless, empty and darkness. The word “formless” means: “lacking a clear shape or structure; lacking apparent organization or structure.” The word “empty” means: “Not containing or holding anything.” And the word “Darkness” means: “The lack of light.”

          You may be in a situation where there is no clear structure and nothing seems organized in your life. You may be in a place of emptiness as it seems that there is a lack of purpose. To make matters worse, you may find yourself in a place of darkness without a clear vision. Get ready because you are about to have a Genesis 1:3 experience as God is about to declare in your life: “Let there be light!”  No matter the magnitude of your tribulations, there will be light because God says so. Even now, beloved, in the mix of your formless, empty and dark situation; don’t forget that the Holy Spirit is hovering over it…you are not alone!

About angelcasiano

I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior on April 26, 1997. I was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the Barrio Arenas de Guanica, Puerto Rico. I graduated with a BA in Sociology with a Minor in Education from the “Universidad Interamericana de San German, Puerto Rico." in 1991. With over eighteen years experience in Social Work; from working with a Foster Care Children’s organization in the capacity of a Youth Care Worker to Group Home Supervisor, Legal Case Worker, Program Director. To Chaplain, Case Manager, RA Supervisor and Counselor in a Drug and Alcohol Christian Rehabilitation program for adults in Jacksonville, Florida to also working as a Social Worker in North Carolina. I enjoy over sixteen years experience in various Ministries: Deacon, Elder, Men’s Ministry Director, Worship Leader, Youth Pastor, Founder of Good Fight Ministry, Prison Ministry Director and Senior Pastor. I founded Good Fight Taekwondo and Kickboxing Academy and worked as School teacher at a Private Christian School for a year. I am currently residing in Fairbanks, Alaska and continue to expand in my experience in social work related employments and ministry. I work as an Employment Specialist for Fairbanks Resource Agency assisting adults with mental and physical disability. I hope that my blog be a blessing to you! If you want to contact me personally do not hesitate to write an e-mail at angelcasiano@aol.com Sincerely, Brother Angel Casiano
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