Adam & Eve
Read: Genesis 2:4-9,15-17, 21-25, 3:1-7
Think: What would it be like if you had never felt sad or lonely or sick or afraid? What lies do you believe about God when you sin? How has temporary pleasure left you disappointed in the end?
Hope: God created Adam and Eve and loved them too much to let their sins be the end of the story. God had a plan that one day He would make the world perfect again and rescue His children from the pain they had caused themselves. Many years later, although it would cause Him much suffering, God sent Jesus to rescue you from your sin to bring you back into His family. If you accept His forever love, He promises to one day wipe away every tear from your eyes and you will no longer have to wonder what it would be like to live in paradise with Him.
Pray: God, thank you for sending Jesus to rescue me so that my mistakes are no longer counted against me. Thank you that the lie that Adam and Eve believed is not the end for me or for this world. Help me to believe that you aren’t withholding good from me when you ask me to obey. Amen!
Apply: Start a thankfulness list. Keep adding to it each day until you reach 100 things you are thankful for. Thankful people are happy people.