How to Work Better — Part 3 of 9: First Evening, Then Morning

evening morningAll of Genesis chapter one was written for our instruction. In previous articles we learned about the importance of Spirit-led planning and getting enough “light” before doing anything else.

“God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.”

Surprisingly a day is described as evening and morning, not morning and evening. Why? Remember that darkness pre-existed light. The making of the first day was a progression from total darkness to twilight, to full day. How do you start your day? Based on this passage I recommend you start the day on the evening before! It’s not complex. It’s how orthodox Jews start all their sacred feasts.

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How to Work Better — Part 1 of 9: Spirit-Led Planning

start with a good mapIt’s summer! Who wants to work? Not me! But imagine: Planning more, acting less, and yet ending up with better results. This is the first in series on improving personal productivity, based on the first chapter in the Bible. Why start there? Think about it; God gave us a whole chapter describing how He made everything. Most believe Genesis chapter one is a myth or merely poetry. Big mistake. Others get caught up in the young earth/old earth debate. Big distraction. Join me in learning from our Creator how we can improve our work habits by copying some aspects of His working style. Clearly we are not God; we cannot command things into existence. But we are made in His image as creative beings and therefore we enjoy creative activities. Let’s learn from our Creator, starting at the beginning.

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