I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things. (Isaiah 45:7)
This Scripture sure is an eye-opener; sobering to say the least. Can you imagine that; God creates darkness and evil. Talk about the fear of the Lord!
The word create appears eight times in the Bible. That's right, only eight times. Its meaning is to choose or qualify. All but one of its appearances are in the book of Isaiah. The other place is found in Psalm 51:10; when David asks God to, "create in me a clean heart." David was in trouble because of his wanderings of heart. Darkness instead of light, evil instead of peace. He was desperate! His heart qualified him to do evil, darkness shadowed all his thoughts. David knew his heart had to be changed and Father God was the one to do it. So turning to Jesus, David asked God to form light in his heart. To form means the squeezing into shape as a potter's mold. So, Jesus went to work on David's heart and once again," he became a man after God's own heart".
Beloved, if you've lost that zeal, that closeness, that sweet love of life with your Lord and Savior Jesus; then you have left your first love.(Revelation 2:4) Jesus must always be first. Open your heart like a book. Read it aloud to God. The potter knows how to author and finish your desired results; for all things are possible with God. You only need to ask.
For all others, great shall be a reward; you have not served in vain.
Dr. Thomas Snyder