When you say yes to God you are being made into God’s image. Print that on your resume! In the eyes of God you are worth dying for. Would you let this truth define the way you see yourself? Would you let this truth define the way you see other people? Every person you see was created by God to bear his image and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. This is God’s plan. This is God’s promise. And he will fulfill it! Because God’s promises are unbreakable our hope is unshakable!
-Max Lucado/Unshakeable Hope
I was reading Genesis 4 a few months ago, and a lesson I had never seen nor heard preached continues to return to me like a great friend with whom I am having coffee. It’s the kind of friend with whom I do life, laugh and talk about realities.
I just met with a good childood friend on a recent trip. We not only laughed, but we both talked realities, some hard. And yet, we both left lightened for having included Christ in our conversation.
In that spirit, here is the text that has returned to encourage me…
Adam was intimate with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain. She said, “I have had a male child with the Lord ’s help.” Then she also gave birth to his brother Abel…
Adam was intimate with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, for she said, “God has given me another child in place of Abel… and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of Yahweh.
-Genesis 4:1-2a, 25-26 HCSB
God mentions names because they matter to His Story. For my point’s sake, I am removing the usual story we focus on in this chapter.
Instead, I am focusing on the brackets…those steadying objects which keep books or thoughts together. They may seem less important, but are the most important, for the objects in between would have no form, no context.
When I read this text with fresh eyes lately, I notice Adam and Eve mentioned in a positive light; carrying out the mandate to be fruitful, multiply, fill the Earth and subdue it. Eve praises God while naming her sons, and then the crescendo, a tiny, but the most powerful and significant phrase…
At that time people began to call on the name of Yahweh.
The first woman, created by God through miraculous love out of the body of Adam; the two who are also known as the first couple to infest humanity with the plight of sin, were also in the process of being redeemed in the fourth chapter of The Book of Books.
God does not contradict Himself, but as a human, I must guard against focusing against a repetitive doctrine that excludes details that appear along life’s trail that grow me more in love, and set me more free to love others, including my human family in Biblico. This is my greatest guard against dogma.
Is it possible that though Adam an Eve failed terribly, that they were also the first ministers proclaiming the name of God to their offspring that they might begin that trip towards a more perfect Eden through God’s promise to bruise the serpent’s head?
Adam and Eve said Yes to God after they said no. Is that not all our stories? Do they and other failures not deserve a shot at redemption just as we have?
What is known about the physical brain and the tie to the human body today is amazing, which is why all person’s must be treated with dignity, for even so there are therapies able to correct the once thought uncorrectable, including cooperative hardened criminal brains and unreverseable conditions, that one’s quality of life and more peace may increase, according to Dr. Daniel Amen of the world famous Amen Clinics.
“Healing brains can lead to healing in relationships.” -Dr. Daniel Amen
I know this is true, I’ve been there, and Dr. Amen’s Clinics have already helped me substantially. I did a lot of work on my own before going, spiritually, physically, emotionally, psychologically and socially, which gave me a healthier brain before testing. The results were fascinating and made me praise God more!
My answers included supplements and other simple therapies, for my brain is overall healthy and getting healthier, thank you God.
I am in a few transitions, but one of my goals is to be in a place to help others better through my writing and sharing health information.
No one but God knows a person’s real heart, and the true changes it makes to be inspired by God and formed by the Messiah.
Though it can be deceitful above all else, the heart is the Home the Holy Spirit of God chooses to reside today when confessing Him and asking humanity’s most consistent Ally in.
God perpetually knocks at every soul’s heart, which is why we are all very near Him. Dr. Caroline Leaf, mentioned in past posts, a neurologist, along with other neurologists, mentions over and over the finding that our brains are wired for love…that was God’s plan from the start, and that subduing the earth is multilayered including removing all forms of toxicity to improve all human function.
Imagine Adam and Eve takimg responsability for their actions, acrively workimg on removing the toxicity in their brains and minds, and replacing it with the beauties of Eden. Who wouldn’t want to tell others about this beautiful place and it’s God?
Imagine them continuing to birth God’s plan by having children. No telling the stories they told about that perfect world they had come from. It must have been hopeful, mind changing and a player in God’s plan of redeeming the family of man into God’s beautiful Kingdom here on Earth.
Forgetting sin means that we may recall the sin, but the sin does not have us. We can rewire our brains and minds for good and for God by retelling a bad story redemptively for ours and others sake.
That person who was difficult in a season or generation or two may end up being our best ally later in life. If we were the difficult one, we can change and reap a new season of hope with a new mind and brain. Current science is showing God’s redemptive Love everyday.
Yahweh is the Hebrew word for God, a word too sacred to speak and write, for in it contains all of His Attributes, the greatest of these is Love, the way we were all wired to give and accept from others for all are His image bearers.