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A best-selling author, high impact teacher, and former senator, Dr. Trimm is a sought-after empowerment specialist, revolutionary thinker, and transformational leader. She has earned a distinguished reputation as a catalyst for change and voice of hope to the nations.
Reclaim Your Soul, a follow-up to Dr. Trimm’s bestseller, The 40 Day Soul Fast, explores the 40 behaviors of a resilient, emotionally healthy person.
GOD’S PLAN A
Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good (Genesis 1:31).
In the beginning, everything God made was good. This included humanity. Humankind existed in a realm that was not only abundant, but also balanced. The environment was designed to blossom and prosper—there were no storms, no deserts, no earthquakes, or natural disasters. The world was a lush, subtropical paradise, even at the north and south poles. It’s possible as well that oceans were much smaller and there was much more land to live on.
What extravagance! A vast, fertile, bountiful planet; a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables growing wild, with livestock blanketing the hills, birds filling the air, trees laden with a plethora of fruit, and fish packed into the waterways, lakes, and seas. All of this, dropped into the center of a universe so large that the light from its edges has yet to reach us after 13.7 billion years—made as the home for two people, Adam and Eve, all so they could share it with their family. The sky was their roof, the grass, stapled down with roses and daffodils became their carpet. Organic was not a brand, nutritional supplements were not necessary, and Prozac was not their source of peace.
After creating Adam, the first thing God did was to give him an assignment—to care for the Garden and name all of the animals. What an incredible mind Adam must have had to do that! He imagined, theorized, postulated, innovated, engineered, and created—all without a formal education. He was born with divine genius. God also gave human beings emotions, just as He had Himself, which meant they could empathize, desire, long for, build loyalties, trust, and have soulish ties of affection and affinities.
They could love, be loved, know, be known, worship, discern, and prefer. They could connect on a level no other of God’s creation could. It was a gift unique in all of creation that God gave to humanity—all so each human being could have a relationship with Him, with each other, and with their environment. It is this ability that allows each of us to know and be known by God, as well as to know and be known by each other. It was only after Adam was settled into his responsibilities and created a comfortable living that God decided to give him a wife.
The abilities of the human beings God created were second only to God Himself. Although the angels He created as His messengers, warriors, and servants were awesome, beautiful, and powerful, human beings had something that angels did not: free will—the right to choose for themselves whatever they did or didn’t do. God gave humans the ability to think for themselves—to have ideas, dreams, and imaginings no other being besides God had ever had before.
Divine creativity is imprinted into humanity’s DNA to such an extent that from the first formation of a human, the life process has moved forward in perpetual motion ever since. This process has gone through millennia without ever creating a duplicate. Each and every new human is unique and individual, a divine masterpiece in and of him or herself, a special piece of the overall puzzle of God’s manifold imagination—a revelation of God’s majesty, sovereignty, glory, ingenuity, and mystery.
But this is what I find most fascinating: the universes—physical, spiritual, and whatever else God has yet to tell us about—observe those of us who have pledged ourselves to God to see what He will come up with next. No, you didn’t read that wrong. The angels and powers and principalities of the multiverse don’t watch God to see what He will do next, they watch us! (See Psalm 8:3-6.) They look to the people of God on the earth to see the multifaceted wisdom of God revealed! How do I know? Because God told us through Apostle Paul:
So here I [Paul] am, preaching and writing about things that are way over my head, the inexhaustible riches and generosity of Christ. My task is to bring out in the open and make plain what God, who created all this in the first place, has been doing in secret and behind the scenes all along. Through followers of Jesus like yourselves gathered in churches, this extraordinary plan of God is becoming known and talked about even among the angels! (Ephesians 3:8-10 MSG)
This mystery is revealed through individuals connected with God who connect with one another in the Church—what the Bible also calls “the Body of Christ.” In other words, the mysteries of God are only revealed in genuine connection—our connecting with God and our coming together as Christ’s Body on the earth to do His will. This is how the Kingdom of God is manifest or made real. This is the power of intimacy.
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