Containment, Division and Calling:
In the first day, God brooded or moved over the face of the deep and created light. Darkness was not something that was created, it was part of the void that was dispelled by light. Now realize that the sun and stars have not been created, so light is existing without a source of light. God is a God who never does anything in a row. There is very little true symmetry that is naturally occurring, so if you expect God to operate in the context of your understanding, then you are limiting God.
[Psa 78:41 KJV] 41 Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.
How do we limit God? When we require Him to conduct Himself in a fashion that makes sense to us. Many times, people cry and weep saying “if I just understood what God was doing in my life, I would get on board and cooperate…” Let me say this to you: understanding is highly overrated. Consider the words of Isaiah concerning guidance of the Holy Spirit in your life:
[Isa 55:12 KJV] 12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap [their] hands.
It doesn’t say you will go out with understanding and be led with intellect. You go out with joy and are led forth with peace. If you want to move at the speed of Godspeed acceleration in the Spirit, you must get in the fast lane of peace and joy and be willing to leave understanding behind:
[Phl 4:7 KJV] 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Many people say “well, God will never do anything contrary to His word…” and that is true. This is a true statement, but what this person is really saying is that God will never do anything contrary to THEIR UNDERSTANDING of the WORD, and that is absolutely untrue. God will often and with abandon, act in your life and compel you to cooperate with Him in ways that you will not initially understand, although if you ask Him, He will explain, but only AFTER you have obeyed.
In other words, if you want what you have never had before, you must be willing to go where you have never been before. If you are going to go in God where you have never been before, you are going to have to be willing to think about God and the things of God in ways you have never thought in times past. You see, things are the way they are because of what you are doing. If you want what you have never had before, you must be willing to do what you have never done before. This is not just a call to random chaos. It is a call to come out of your mind, into the mind of Christ and be willing, in yourself, not to demand that God explain Himself to you as a condition of obedience. Dangerous? You bet! No guts – no glory. Any radical opportunity for breakthrough and benefit in the things of God also opens you up to catastrophic failure – this is what the life of faith is – RISK TAKING. Not the calculated risk of a natural perspective, but the inspired risk, based on the leading of the Holy Spirit, that compels you to check your rationale at the door and be willing to be a water walker in God!
You might insist, “I’ve taken risks before and it didn’t work out”. My response would be, where were your passions placed? Were you pursuing something for yourself or were you moving in love? Love never fails. If you failed, then let the scripture discern what happened. That may sting a little, but do you want to nurse the wounds of past failure – or get up, dust yourself off and walk into the glory of your next success by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Quit feeling sorry for yourself and move on!
The Firmament of the Heavens:
In the first day then, we see that God moves, broods and speaks. He brings forth, out of Himself, that which He wishes to surround Himself with. He does so with words. He is willing and desiring to have what is IN HIM to become the environment which is around Him. Ask yourself the question – do you want what is IN YOU to be what is AROUND you, ordering your life and controlling what happens next? Ever since God created light, He has acted every single day, taking OBLIGATORY responsibility for that which He has created. If you are ever going to participate in God’s process, the first responsibility is to get your INWARD ENVIRONMENT (the kingdom is within you) in line with God’s character, heart and spirit – otherwise, out of your heart will come the issues of a life that will defeat you, break your heart and torpedo your destiny.