On this first day of the new year, I am beginning the One Year Chronological Bible.
It’s the New Living Translation (NLT), which is a version I haven’t read before.
In Genesis 1:6, God said,
Other translations say expanse (NIV) or firmament (KJV).
Then God called it sky, the space that separates the heavens from the earth.
Space. Let there be space.
Notice the order of creation.
Day 1: Light
Day 2: Space (Sky)
Day 3: Dry Ground (Land)
Day 4: Sun, Moon, Stars
Day 5: Birds and Fish
Day 6: Animals and Man
Before God created life (Day 5), He created space (Day 2).
As soon as I have a little space in my schedule, I tend to fill it up quickly. But God’s Word breathes a fresh message, one my heart has been sensing for some time: Create space. Make room for new life.
Like an empty womb, God will fill the empty space in our lives with new life.
But I need to be obedient and patient, resisting the temptation to fill up my “available time slots.” It’s a call to wait, and a call to watch, as He fills my time with His desires for me.
(I know I do.)