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Oilfield Workers Sharing Christ Around the World


Photo by Hanson Lu

By Mike Chaffin

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

          Everything has a beginning. Science even agrees that the universe had a beginning. Science’s Big Bang Theory even fits the description outlined in Genesis 1. God said in Genesis 1:3,

“Let there be light,” and there was light.

         Genesis 1:2 references the Holy Spirit was there at the beginning. 

The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

         Jesus was there also. John in his opening chapter records,

He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. John 1:2-3

        God not only was intricately and totally involved in the creation of the universe, but He was also concerned with our individual beginnings.

For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13

         There is nothing too large or too small for God to care about. Jesus showed us that in his teachings when he said since God even cares for the sparrow, He cares for us even more.

 Furthermore, we need to let God in the beginning of our plans. If we don’t, they won’t succeed. Jesus used an agricultural metaphor to explain this truth.

But He answered and said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Matthew 15:13

         God wants to be involved in the entirety of our life, from beginning to end. It is always better to seek God’s counsel at the beginning then to beg for His assistance, and forgiveness, when things go wrong.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you that you are always involved in our lives. You love us so much that you are concerned with our creation, our thoughts, and plans. Lord, I dedicate my life to you. I seek your counsel for my marriage, my family, my job, and my retirement years. In Jesus’ name, amen.


* There is a website that conducted a search for Bible verses. They compiled a list of the verses in order of the magnitude of hits they got in their search. Some of these verses qualify as ‘people’s favorites’, while others might be on the list because they are some of the most important and most teachable words of God.

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