Genesis 1:1 ESV
In the beginning,
God created the heavens
and the earth.

Genesis 1:27 ESV
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

The more we meditate upon
God’s Word the more
it shapes how we think,
how we feel,
and how we see
the world.
Yesterday at
the Getty concert
the following Scripture
was read,
it was more meaningful
to me than ever before
because of the time we have
spent in Genesis 1.

Colossians 1:16-17
For by him all things were created,
in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions
or rulers or authorities-all things
were created through him and for him.
And he is before all things,
and in him all things hold together.

They then sang
this well known song
penned by Keith Getty
and Stuart Townend.
I pray it is a blessing to you.

“In Christ Alone”

In Christ alone
my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength,
my song;
This cornerstone,
this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest
drought and storm.
What heights of love,
what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled,
when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all-
Here in the love
of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone,
Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in
helpless babe!
This gift of love and
righteousness,
Scorned by the ones
He came to save.
Till on that cross
as Jesus died,
The wrath of God
was satisfied;
For ev’ry sin on
Him was laid-
Here in the death
of Christ I live.

There in the ground
His body lay,
Light of the world by
darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in
glorious day,
Up from the grave
He rose again!
And as He stands
in victory,
Sin’s curse has lost
its grip on me;
For I am His and
He is mine-
Bought with the precious
blood of Christ.

No guilt in life,
no fear in death-
This is the pow’r of
Christ in me;
From life’s first cry
to final breath,
Jesus commands
my destiny.
No pow’r of hell,
no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me
from His hand;
Till He returns or
calls me home-
Here in the pow’r of Christ
I’ll stand.

“In Christ Alone”
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2001 Kingsway Thankyou Music

The time spent meditating
upon God’s Word
and taking it to heart is not
ever wasted.

Pray through the
the psalm and then
close in prayer.

Psalm 1
Blessed is the man
who walks not in the
counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2  but his delight is in the law
of the Lord,
and on his law he
meditates day and night.
3  He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does,
he prospers.
4  The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the
wind drives away.
5  Therefore the wicked
will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the
congregation of the righteous;
6  for the Lord knows
the way of the righteous,
but the way of the
wicked will perish.

Lord, I want to worship you.
You are my God,
my creator, and my Lord.
I want to love you
and serve you
and follow after you
with all of our heart,
soul, mind, and strength.

In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.

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