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Dash of Salt 008 - Order & Provision

The Bible Says... ‘Let there be light’, and there was light (verse 3, NIV).

‘Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place’ (verse 9, NIV).

Just a Dash

Dash 007 centered around the idea of being planted in our unique circumstances for the purpose of growth and to produce new life. As I was reading, I was reminded of something my dad says in regards to God the Father: “He is a God of order and a God of provision”. God’s affinity for order can be seen from the very beginning of creation in Genesis 1. In verse 11, God commanded the land to produce vegetation, but what’s even more interesting is the order in which God made provisions for that vegetation to grow!

Verses 1-5 detail the very first day of God’s creation. On the first day, “the spirit of God was hovering over the waters (v. 2)” and God said “let there be light” (v. 3). On the second day of creation (verses 6-8), God dealt with the waters, gathering them together to one place (v. 9). On the third day is when God allowed for the land to produce vegetation.

So what’s the point?

Before God called for the land to produce vegetation, He made provisions for the seed-bearing plants to have everything they would need in order to grow.

God also makes provisions for us to grow in whatever environment He plants us, whether that be in a certain church, on a certain job, or among a certain group of people. If you have ever planted any type of seed or had any house plants, you’ll recognize the way plants grow. The growth of a seed begins with the development of a root system that seeks out water from the soil. Once that seed matures and begins to sprout from beneath the soil, it seeks out sunlight. As the plant matures, its roots and its leaves continuously stretch out toward sunlight and water – its provisions for growth.

In the same way, we should continuously seek God as we make use of the provisions he has made for us to grow where we’ve been planted.

A Pinch More

Where has God planted you recently?

What provisions (resources) are available for you use in order to grow?

In what ways are you stretching towards God in order to grow?

If you aren’t stretching out towards God, what is one action you can take towards stretching closer to him this week?

Origin Date: 14 Feb 2019

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