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Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).


Thursday, September 23, 2021

What If You Were the Only Person on Earth?

What if you were the last person on earth?

by Barbara Latta

If you were the only person on earth, what would you do?

One day while reading the creation story in Genesis, it occurred to me that when God walked and talked with Adam and Eve in the garden every day, they were the only people on the planet. You may be thinking, “Well, duh!”

But to ponder that fact for a moment brings up the question, what did they talk about?

They had no problems to come to Him with. Their every need was supplied. No other people existed for them to be angry or offended about. They didn’t even have relatives yet—no kids, no in-laws, aunts, uncles, or cousins. No neighbors with barking dogs.

So, what did they talk to God about? What did He say to them?

This made me think about how I pray. Is it always about a problem I want solved or a desire for provision? Previous blog posts have shown us Paul’s example through prayers in Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians about praying for more knowledge of His Spirit instead of physical things.

And of course, the Lord does want us to come to Him with our hurts. He tells us to give all our cares to Him (1 Peter 5:7).

But the relationship between the Creator and His first people can show us that talking to God is about intimacy with Him.

Maybe Adam and Eve hadn’t explored all of the garden yet and God revealed a new fruit. They could have played with the animals. The couple could have talked to their Creator about how awesome His creation was. They could have thanked Him for the beauty.

The Trinity could have revealed to them the reason they were created. So He could have someone on whom to lavish His affection, tenderness, and devotion. And that’s the reason He created us too.

If we put ourselves in this position mentally, what would we talk about to our Lord? Take away the hurts, comparisons, offenses, unforgiveness, strife, and wants for a moment. To remove all those soulish burdens from our prayers, what would we say?

Without all that baggage, we would experience a freer worship. We could do nothing but receive His love and love Him back. We could explore His vast wisdom and creativity with no hindrances.  

To think this way can show us how special each of us is to the Almighty. He is our Father, our Creator, but also our Friend. How do we talk with friends? We chat and enjoy the fellowship.

There is a place for praying about our insufficiencies and finding help when we need it most. But if we learn to focus on our Father’s heart, we find that He has provided a way for all those other things to be taken care of too (Matthew 6:33).

Our quest can be to focus on how much God treasures us. No greater love could be shown to us than for Him to send Christ as a sacrifice for us. As Titus 2 women, the more we live in the passion of God, the more we can share it with future generations.

No matter what goes on in our lives, He cherishes each of us as individuals and is not the author of any bad thing that has happened.

Any thought that comes up to challenge thoughts of God’s delight in us can be replaced with Romans 8:38-39 TPT. We can make this more personal by inserting our names in the scripture. Where it says us, use your name or the word me.

So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles, fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love. There is no power above us or beneath us—no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God’s passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One!

If you were the only person on earth, what would you talk to your Creator about?

Share your thoughts.

If you were the only person on earth, what would you talk to God about? (click to tweet)

The Trinity created us so He would have someone on whom to show His affection, devotion, and tenderness. (click to tweet)

 


12 comments:

  1. I wish I could say it's every time I pray, but when I get alone out by the barn or atop my hill and pray, I feel God surrounds me and shuts out the world around me so it's just Him and me. Those moments, with no Prayer List in front of me, no scribbled notes to remind of someone I need to pray for or situation to pray about, just time with God are the most precious to me. While intercessory prayer is important, I think simply spending time with and "doing life" with God is more important for my spiritual wellbeing. Thank you so much for this gentle reminder Ms. Barb. I so needed to read these words this morning. Awaiting the sunrise to do just that today. God's blessings ma'am.

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    1. J.D., you have the perfect place for your prayer time. The sky is the cathedral and the grass the carpet of the sanctuary. Those no prayer list times are when we can just let God speak. Thank you for sharing your encouraging words. Blessings!

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    2. Es verdad que los mejores momentos con Dios para mi, son aquellos que como resultado de mi lectura y meditación de su palabra,fluye mi agradecimiento y reconocimiento de su grandeza...Si no fuera porque mi mente es finita, me llevaría horas hablando con El, son muchos temas de los que podría abordar con mi Señor y muchos sentimientos de agradecimiento y adoración hacia El...
      Tengo un amigo al que después de años volvimos a vernos, y me he llevado meses y meses hablándole lo que Dios significa para mí y lo que ha hecho por mi Salvador y Redentor en mi vida, horas y horas por telf. Y en persona y siempre me quedo con la sensación de querer hablarle más de El.
      Dios es Infinito, Glorioso y Eterno y de estar frente a El tendría infinidad de temas de que hablar con El. Su soberanía,su amor, su gloria,su misericordia, su santidad, su poder, su muerte, su resurrección, habra infinidad de temas espirituales, una de las muchas cosas buenas será que no tendré el problema del tiempo, pues tendré toda una Eternidad gloriosa de amor, para poder hablar con El.

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    3. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I'm sorry your comment won't translate to English on this page, but I was able to read it on my email. May you be blessed in your journey with God!

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  2. Such an interesting question--If I were the only person on earth, what would I talk to God about? I think when we pray, even if millions of others are praying at the same time, that our Father has the power to listen to each of us as if we are the only people on earth. Thank you for sharing this thought provoking message that is also an assurance of our Father's great love for us.

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    1. Katherine, we can be thankful God is omnipotent and omnipresent and can relate to each of us as individuals. He does show us His great love. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

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  3. I think if distractions were removed, we'd have few words at first--just standing in awe or falling down in worship. However, our Abba Father calls us to Himself and welcomes us. Perhaps we'd sit at His feet and ask Him to teach us. Thank you for this beautiful post, Barbara.

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    1. You are right, Jeannie. We will be so in awe of our Father, we will be speechless until He touches our lips and gives us the power to speak. Thanks for that wonderful insight. Blessings!

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  4. I love this. What an intriguing thought. The title had me immediately and the question of what would I talk to the Creator about if I was the only person on earth is so revealing. Thank you.

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    1. Sylvia, that's the way it hit me one day when I read the creation story. What would I say to God if I had no problems to bring to Him? That made me rethink my prayer process. God cares about our needs but how He must long to just have us love and thank Him. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

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  5. Jackie DeLong9/30/21, 3:59 AM

    Thank you, I have never given thought to this idea and am intrigued with how I might respond to God's presence in such a situation as Adam and Eve. I know from experience that when I am alone in nature with no sounds or others around me, I feel closer to God than when I am praying or doing my morning devotions.

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    1. Jackie, I agree with you. Nature draws us to know the Creator and His magnificence. The quietness is a cathedral all its own. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

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