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humankind. God revealed His love in the effortless way the earth revolves around the sun, birds fly, and animals procreate. He demonstrated His divinity by creating everything there is, without soliciting help from any other being—angel or spirit. He displayed His knowledge as He crafted all things to work together seamlessly, in perfect harmony. And He daily showcases His architectural skill as nature continues to function according to His sacred, overarching plan. God created out of an act of free will. Nothing in the universe commanded, “Go create.” No hidden agenda or motive drove Him to do His work. He did not construct the cosmos to stroke His ego or meet an inner need, to become more God or more powerful. God is complete in and of Himself. He didn’t have to ask permission to produce—He didn’t need it. And it wasn’t necessary to requisition funding to carry out His act of creation: He already owns it all. He sought no advice on the height, depth, or breadth of His construction. He already knew what He wanted to do: He wanted to create. But why? God created to establish relationship with those who are like Him (see Genesis 1:26 NLT—and

because He loves us—and loved us—even before we were born. He wants to reveal

Himself as Lover of our souls. This God, then, who created us to reveal Himself to us, did exactly that by using creation itself to show us His plan and purpose for life. It is as though lifted high a flashing sign that reads, LOOK WHAT GOD HAS DONE! Why? He wanted us to know He is there.

The Presence of God Revealed

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Called to Worship  

An exploration of worship in the Scriptures, Dr. Whaley's new book is a resourceful tool for ministry professionals, as well as seminary stu...

Called to Worship  

An exploration of worship in the Scriptures, Dr. Whaley's new book is a resourceful tool for ministry professionals, as well as seminary stu...

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