“And God Said”

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he 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—the first day. Genesis 1:1-4

Did you know that thirty-eight hundred times the Bible declares, “God said,” or “Thus says the Lord.” Nine of those times are in Genesis 1 where scripture states “And God said” followed by the act of what was spoken taking place.

“And God Said”

This is what amazes me about God. All He has to do is say something and it happens. He is “the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.” Romans 4:17. He speaks and calls forth what might not be otherwise. Isn’t that what He did in Genesis 1? As mentioned in the above verse, He said “let there be light” and there was light. He said “let us make mankind in our image” and mankind was made into the image of Christ.

And after He spoke the world into existence, God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.Genesis 1:31

Whatever you are facing today, God has the power to change your whole circumstance by saying one word. He did it when He created the world, He did it over 3,800 times throughout scripture, and He is still doing it today. He wants to call your dead situations to life. He wants to do the impossible. Believe that He has the power to change or do anything by saying one word. And when He does? Know that it is “very good.”

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  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 08:35h, 25 March Reply

    My very first page in my Bible journal is decorated in just that – the words “God Said” 🙂

  • Carissa Maul
    Posted at 09:59h, 25 March Reply

    “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” Genesis 1:31 This was the first verse I memorized in the Bible, aside from John 3:16. This verse sits on my computer screen at work as a reminder that God said, and it came to be.

    I pray that God will say to me, yes, it is time for you to be a mother.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • kerona
    Posted at 10:55h, 25 March Reply

    Beautiful post, he is the almighty and our sustainer

  • andrea
    Posted at 11:20h, 25 March Reply

    “Hang in there”….

  • Brittany
    Posted at 11:54h, 25 March Reply

    Love this! It is so incredible that the mere uttering of a word is all that it takes for God’s will to be done. I’m headed to church shortly to celebrate Good Friday and I hope that God reveals his one word to me. Lately, it seems like “mercy” is the one word that is resonating a lot in my reflections. Have a joyous Easter.

  • Hillary Ibarra
    Posted at 12:37h, 25 March Reply

    This is a wonderful succinct post with a powerful message. I want God to say a few words to me at this point in my life, “Here is you work.”

  • Mihaela Echols
    Posted at 15:24h, 25 March Reply

    When he speaks the earth in in his command. I really like that you write short posts and to the point. Keeps readers locked it.

  • Dr. Diana Hardy
    Posted at 00:06h, 26 March Reply

    There is a light inside our body. But due to our bad desires, biggest dreams we can not see the inside light. Now, our soul has covered with so many black light layers. If we want to see the “Day Light” inside our body we should change our lifestyle.

    ~Dr. Diana

  • Patricia
    Posted at 07:22h, 26 March Reply

    Yes!! We should not underestimate God and his mighty power! Amen!!

  • Sheila
    Posted at 07:57h, 26 March Reply

    I love this 38,000 times! I’m waiting to hear God say, ‘Well done they good and faithful servant” Great post!

  • Susan B Mead
    Posted at 09:55h, 26 March Reply

    And God said…This is beautiful! May I invite you to share on the DanceWithJesus Linkup at SusanBMead.com/easter/ to bless others there too?

  • Kirby Ingles
    Posted at 10:47h, 26 March Reply

    The beginning of Genesis, all the way through the creation of man, is one of my favorite parts of the Bible. I think you’re hitting on an important topic here. I teach my children that we are made in His likeness and if God speaks and creates all things that are good then the words we speak should be for good. God breathed life into man and man should breathe life into each other. The words we breath are powerful.

  • Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven Not Harvard
    Posted at 20:33h, 26 March Reply

    I’m definitely waiting on some people in my life to come to salvation. I’m praying daily for it to happen. Trying to be at peace even though I can’t see any movement or progress, knowing that it is up to them and God, all I can do is be a good witness.

  • Gwen
    Posted at 03:50h, 27 March Reply

    This is the first time to read the blog and I’m excited because the Holy Spirit led a friend to have a different passage from Matthew 27-28 stand out than others in our little remnant group from long ago high school days. We share via email weekly. These are the words she chose!!
    My favorite verse in Matthew is 28: 5-6. “The angel said to the women, do not be afraid, for I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen, JUST AS HE SAID.” (Emphasis is mine).

    So not only were the events that led to his crucifixion foretold in earlier Old Testament prophecy, but Jesus had shared with the disciples all that would occur beforehand. So while it can be difficult reading of judas the traitor, the famous trial, Jesus being mocked, tortured, and crucified, His death amongst the criminals, His burial and resurrection… All of it was “just as He said”.

    That is so comforting and reassuring to all the human race that He knew of, and in fact, rose from the dead and is our hope, promise, and assurance of eternal life.
    I find that Jesus who is The Word spoke OT to His ministry and then the Holy Sppirit breathed Word Just as He said.
    I’m disabled from an injury and my retired pastor reminded me I knew what Jesus said!!!
    Be not afraid. Fear not. 365 times just as He said. One word? Don’t !!! Two words? Fear not. Three words? I’m with you.
    But how the two fit together for my brain to feel the Easter story plus comfort in trying times. He is RISEN indeed!!!!

  • Jennie Goutet
    Posted at 14:30h, 27 March Reply

    This is the second time I’ve read that God can change my circumstances, and since I am greatly in need of changed circumstances, I would say, well, Hallelujah! God is trying to get my attention. I cried in church today through half the service, which is so not me since it takes a lot to beat me. But I need changed circumstances.

    I’ve always thought about what I want God to say OF me, and it is: “Here is a true Israelite in whom there is nothing false.” And of course I remember what God has already said and hold to those promises: (I will not leave you as orphans, you will not fear the arrows by day or the terrors by night, cast all your anxieties on the Lord because he cares for you) – things like that.

    But as for what I want God to say to change my circumstances … What “And God Said” specifically applied to me? For that, I will have to pray for an answer.

  • Ifeoma Samuel
    Posted at 10:07h, 28 March Reply

    Thank you…I am thinking of what my God’s Word may be and I am smiling already. Thanks for this post, Caroline

  • Christine Carter
    Posted at 15:37h, 28 March Reply

    Oh how I needed this encouragement today. I think I forget the enormity of His Power. There is SO much hope in knowing this, in realizing how our God can move MOUNTAINS on our behalf…

    I need to trust that very thing, more often. I lose sight of it, when I bury myself in me.

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 20:33h, 28 March Reply

    Boy, did I need to read this one tonight. Our situation looks SO impossible….and there have been no visible signs of any ways that God is working. I love how you said it could all change with just one word from God. I know you are so right…thank you for this reminder and encouragement.

  • Inez
    Posted at 01:24h, 29 March Reply

    This is such a great reminder that God’s word is what set this world in motion and when He speaks whatever He says will be done. His word will prevail!

  • Jed
    Posted at 08:32h, 01 April Reply

    Amen! You guys are always so encouraging. Thank you for another excellent thought for starting my day. God does indeed have the power to change everything with a word. Wishing you guys a blessed week!

  • Rhonda
    Posted at 13:21h, 19 April Reply

    Thank you for this! Encouraging.

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