Genesis 1:1–2 (ESV): 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
John 1:1–3 (ESV): In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Psalm 33:6–9 (ESV):
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
7 He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap;
he puts the deeps in storehouses.
8 Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
9 For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm.
Who is God? That is one of the most, if not most, important questions in the universe. As parents it is your responsibility to teach your children daily about God. The above verses are just some of the ways God has revealed who He is. We begin here because God is the Creator of everything. He made all things by the Word of His mouth.
These verses display God’s power in creation. He speaks and the Heavens and Earth are created. He can measure the depths of the oceans. He crafted the mountains. He created all things. John 1:1 depicts Jesus as the Creator, we see in Genesis 1 that the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters, and Genesis 1:1 says God was created the Heavens and Earth. We see that all three persons of the Trinity were present and active in creation.
So, who is God? He is the creator of all things and all people. This is a good starting point because Romans 1 teaches that all people can see that there is a god because of creation. So we know because of the complexities of our bodies and mind, because of the beauty in creation that there is a god. The Bible teaches us that God is the Creator. He made all things by His power and creativity. Therefore, He gets to make the rules for us.
If God is the Creator of you, your children, your world what does that mean for you?
It means He has control of your life, in a good way. Just like you have boundaries for your children, God has made boundaries for us. We must obey them because we are His creation.
Questions for Reflection:
In what way are you rebelling against God, as your children rebel against your leadership?
In what ways have you found your value and worth in your spouse, kids, success? Why is that a problem?
God created you and your entire world. Imagine how creative God is! He made the fish, the lion, your eyes, your toes. Everything that is made was made by Him! Since this is true, what does that mean for you?
It means you, and all humans, have worth, because of God. God has made us in His image so we have a unique beauty and worth. It also means our worth is found in Him alone. Our worth is not found in how well we do in school, though you should do your best. Our worth is not in sports, though they are awesome and we can enjoy them as a gift. Our worth is found in God.
Therefore, we must know God and believe what He says in His Word. He has told us that we need Jesus because we have rebelled against His rules. Because He is the Creator we owe Him a punishment. That punishment is Hell. Yet, God made a way for us to have a right relationship with Him. Jesus died on the cross for our sins and if we believe in our hearts and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord because He died for us, we will be saved!
What laws of God have you broken (review 10 commandments)?
What do you need because of your sin?
Parental help if they do not know: You need a substitute. Jesus takes your place. So, you must turn away from your sin and believe in Him!
Have children draw the most creative picture they can. You can help them if you'd like. If you have paint or other art supplies use that as well. Explain how our creativity is a shadow of God's. God creatively made the world, you and I.
Post it somewhere in your home so your children remember God is the Creator of everyone and everything!
A Family Devotion Guide similar to this one will be provided on our website under Fellowship Church Resources and social media every Friday for you to use at home.