Created For Responsibility

Hello Authentic Lovers

How are you? I don’t know if you read the post, “Broken (An Introduction)”, but if you have I would like to remind you that we are going to discuss Adam & Eve this week.  I would have continued this series yesterday but I was so tired and decided to have a lazy day.  So here I am, ready to share some wisdom and insight with you all.  The reason why we are discussing this power couple is because their actions affected generations after their death.  All of mankind that was and is to come is affected by the actions of Adam & Eve.  Also, we are going to talk about pleasure and the dangers of living a life based wholly upon how you feel and desire. Today, however, we are going to talk about Adam and his beginning…we’ll talk about everything else later.   Anyways….here we go, Enjoy!

I always loved the story of Creation, how God would create and then observe what He created – ending this pattern with three special words “It is good.”  God took His time creating everything and in His creative process, He found beauty within all of that He made.

 “God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them
        reflecting our nature
    So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea,
        the birds in the air, the cattle,
    And, yes, Earth itself,
        and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.”
    God created human beings;
        he created them godlike,
    Reflecting God’s nature.
        He created them male and female.
    God blessed them:
        “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge!
    Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air,
        for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.” ( Genesis 1: 26-28 MSG)

God created everything,  He created light, darkness, sky, earth , sun , and moon; establishing duality .  He created birds, land animals, fish, and every other type of beast that could be found here on the earth- in a sweeping motion; He created a perfect earthly paradise.  But, even after all that was created – something was missing.  God needed someone to take care of His creation, someone with the ability to rule and take charge – even as He had that power, so He created mankind.  The brilliance of God is that He did not create a world without creating someone to take care of that world.  He did not leave the earth without proper protection and guidance, but instead He created male and female to take charge of what’s been given to them.  He created mankind to be responsible– this is why responsibility is so important.  Every action taken by mankind after that point of creation would affect the Earth ( their gift from God).

The beauty of the creation of man was that God created man from the Earth- to show man that he was connected and therefore responsible for the Earth.  God could have created man from anything.  He could have spoken man into the atmosphere but instead He shaped man from the “dust of the Earth” and breathed into him, making man a living soul.  Since God was a living, breathing soul- man (being created in His image) was a living, breathing soul.  Adam means red, dirt, ground- reflecting his origin of existence :to rule, take care and have authority of the Earth and all that dwell upon it.

“God formed Man out of dirt from the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life. The Man came alive—a living soul!” ( Genesis 2:7 MSG)

God created a home for man, Eden and then gave one rule….do not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  There was only one rule forbidding action, and as long as man obeyed that rule – the world was his to explore.  What was created from the Earth was now given power to rule on the Earth….man had a great responsibility.

Until next time,

Mo 🙂

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Fall Cleaning

Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-

How are you guys doing?  I know I didn’t speak to you all yesterday, but I have great reason why. Curious? Well, I was doing some fall cleaning…. What is fall cleaning? you may ask.  Well, fall cleaning is the spring cleaning you was supposed to do but instead you waited until the fall. Yep, instead of doing some heavy cleaning in the spring like everyone else, I was too lazy and decided to clean yesterday.  I didn’t realize how dirty my living space was until I emptied the room and looked around.  There was dust and grime looking stuff and just plain nasty.  So, I spent almost 12 hours cleaning, rearranging, throwing things away, washing and folding clothes and basically changing my living space to reflect the change in my life.

I learned a few things during this day of cleaning my bedroom.  I learned that a bedroom symbolizes one’s heart; like our bedrooms, our hearts can be dirty and cluttered with unnecessary things.  My bedroom had things from 2005 that I was never going to use again- like, really? I had mementos from people I haven’t spoken to in 10 years, from friends that were never really friends in the first place.  It’s crazy, how we hold places in our hearts for things and people that aren’t important, that haven’t done us any good.  I washed my base boards and I removed the grime and dust.  I threw away bags of trash, boxes, old things and and I moved my bed so that I could have more space.  I decorated to reflect the newness of my life and I slept with a smile on my face because my cleaning project was done.  I sort of did that with my heart yesterday as well.  I forgave people, I threw out memories of the past, I cleaned the intentions of my heart by staying in prayer and the word, and I rearranged things and people that were made priorities.  This was probably the most learning experience I had all week, and I can tell you that the effort paid off in the end.

So today, I encourage you to clean.  I encourage you to clean the depths of your heart and to remove anything that is not pleasing to God. I encourage you to throw away pieces of the past.  I encourage you to rearrange what’s inside to reflect the change you are walking in.  Who needs spring cleaning?  I know its fall but your heart and your space needs a little TLC too.  Happy Cleaning!

Until next time,

Mo 🙂

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