In this study, I would like for us to take a brief dive into the perspective of Business through biblical perspective and wisdom.
This topic is meant to allow us to gain more understanding on who we are as creators and how we can operate better as leaders with the gifts we are given to become better creators, leaders and Christians through Christ.
All understanding must begin with revelation.
If we are meant to be a creator, we must first understand how we were created.
Once we understand we were created we will be able to see the functions in which we were created.
Only then can we begin to function properly.
What this means is to actually take time and ponder or meditate on the fact that we are created to create. That we are meant to be “co-creators” with The Ultimate Creator.
In order to know the usage/function of a car, you must look at the manual given and made by the manufacture. What is our manual and who is our manufacture?
Genesis Makes this clear, and the prototype used.
Gen 1:1 In the beginning (first rank of time, the order of things) God (but God was not alone in this process.)
By definition on what he did it shows or defines “what” He is: Creator. And he created the heaven and earth.
*Selah Break*: How is it that often times we think that God was all alone. That He created the entire universe alone. That is far from the truth. In fact, in the scripture never says that He was alone at all. This is merely something that we make up in our own mind. Let’s look at this scripture:
And God H430 said, H559 Let us make H6213 man H120 in our image, H6754 after our likeness: H1823 and let them have dominion H7287 over the fish H1710 of the sea, H3220 and over the fowl H5775 of the air, H8064 and over the cattle, H929 and over all H3605 the earth, H776 and over every H3605 creeping thing H7431 that creepeth H7430 upon H5921 the earth. H776
*Selah Break*: Often we tend to miss the importance of the part that states: “Let US make man in our image” obviously there was more than just one being or entity present. This is also a very good example of the importance of self talk as well. (Self talk is when you have a internal conversation with yourself, or your inner self. Often you will notice that most creative minds go through this process. This is still a process of creation. Ironically many would attempt to persuade you that speaking to yourself or another “physical invisible being” is demonic. But actually speaking to your spirit, mind, and God are all apart of a high level of communication, oneness and creation. If not, why would The One we are made from use this process?)
Many males misinterpret Gen 1:26 completely, and frankly it is disgusting. The “man” that is referred is “human being”. Thus Male and Female are made in His or “They’re Image”. How do we know this? Easy, look at the following verse;
Gen 1:27 So God H430 created H1254 ( H853 ) man H120 in his own image, H6754 in the image H6754 of God H430 created H1254 he him; male H2145 and female H5347 created H1254 he them.
*Selah Break Ended*
Gen 1:2 The earth was initially without form and was void. The since of lacking form and being void consist of the lack of Order,
From an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain: – confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.
Void in the sense that it was in ruin or chaos.
The earth was covered in “darkness”. This is not the sense of merely a physical darkness.
From H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness: – dark (-ness), night, obscurity.
Keep an eye out for deeper expressions of the hebrew word used: Ignorance, Destruction
What is phenomenal is that God recognized that there were problems. He recognized that there were imbalances.
Because it describes that darkness was upon the face of the deep.
Put yourself in the shoes of a creative mind. Image that you have been given that of a canvas. But instead of the canvas being blank you are given collage of various tools and abstracts hidden under abstracts.
God also recognized what He had/has with him already… (the deep or mass(es) of water)
And the spirit of Him, moves/moved upon the waters. This spirit is the 2nd Him or God figure, that is or was with him from the beginning. A “wind” “breath” entity.
God never created alone, it was never just his self that created….
After the spirit is introduced, another character is introduced.
What we gain thus far is not only is God not alone in the creative process. But He also hovers or examines the canvas or resources that He is presented with. Whenever you have a problem that you are facing or challenge, after your self talk (communicating with the God in you). You should look and see what is there for your hands to do? There are actually examples of this being used in the bible. Moses was told to work with what was already in his hand and God multiplied its (his effort) productivity (Exodus 4:2). The woman facing bondage asked the prophet(Elisha) what should I do? And he instructed her to “What do you already have?” (2 Kings 4:1-38). The disciples of Jesus were concerned with dying by starvation and Jesus asked what do you have? (Matthew 15:34, Mark 8:5).
HE gives a command by saying “Let there be light” or “Light come”.
And Light came to pass:
From H215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.): – bright, clear, + day, light (-ning), morning, sun.
I used to believe that this was an actual light. But here we will discover the next character that God introduces in His creative process. Check it out on the next article.