July 18, 2017 – Genesis 2:7-8

Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person. Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made. Genesis 2:7-8

The original CPR is how Adam’s life began with God’s breath in his lungs.  The lyrics that contain this story places breath in the right order… “It’s your breath in our lungs so we pour out our praise to You only.” (Great Are  You Lord).  There is no life without God’s breath in our lungs.  Every thing we do takes breath from God and we praise Him.

Then God, the First Gardener, planted a garden in the East.  He didn’t order seeds, He didn’t ask anyone for directions. He planted a garden – The Garden of Eden and this is the perfect garden where God placed Adam to tend and watch over the garden.  God knew that the garden would need water, and a river flowed near by and watered the garden…and divided into four parts in that area.

There were many fruit trees, and Adam could have many kinds of fruit to eat. There was one rule, don’t eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  And you know how that ended after Eve was created.

God created a beautiful place for man to live.  He gave Adam and Eve breath and energy to tend the garden. He provided water to sustain life.  And yet Adam and Eve disobeyed.

What has God given you?  Are you praising God and thanking Him? Or are you complaining?  Count your blessings and be thankful!  Obey God, you and your children will be blessed…by the Living Water of Jesus Christ. God has an inheritance for His Children.

The Lord God made all sorts of trees grow up from the ground—trees that were beautiful and that produced delicious fruit. In the middle of the garden he placed the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. A river flowed from the land of Eden, watering the garden and then dividing into four branches. Genesis 2:9-10.