Genesis 1 New Living Translation (NLT)
The Account of Creation
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.
6 Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” 7 And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. 8 God called the space “sky.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day.
9 Then God said, “Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear.” And that is what happened. 10 God called the dry ground “land” and the waters “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And that is what happened. 12 The land produced vegetation—all sorts of seed-bearing plants, and trees with seed-bearing fruit. Their seeds produced plants and trees of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
13 And evening passed and morning came, marking the third day.
ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER ~
Just as God created the Heavens and Earth, his plan is amazing! Each day is filled with surprised and planting seeds of hope. God saw that somethings were good in life and he also saw somethings were not good. God said there will be a time to sow and a time to reap. Mixed together to bring life to a fullness. Your choice is building a legacy of love and living the best you can through it all. Our example goes further than we might ever know.
I don't know what you are facing today, but there is hope. It might be like no hope but things can suddenly change. The first change is your thoughts and outlook on things. Don't give up believing or holding onto a dream. A dream can not be a dream, but one of action. Take another step toward something you truly want and keep God number one in your life. Balance and faith goes together in my life and yours.
It's a new day filled with opportunities. My prayers continue for you and your family/friends. Tell yourself you can do your best today and spread a little joy into others lives as well. I do my best daily to live what I teach and be an example that is pleasing unto God. I will not always please people, but as long as I am doing the right thing, it's right! Join me today in a little smile and see yourself victorious!