8. a. God said, lvng creatures in water, let birds fly, accdng kinds, blessed them and said be fruitful, incrs in #, fill / land wild/lvstock
b. According to its kind. Created sea creatures then flying then land animals. Not sea which changed into land changed into flying, Each created uniquely.
9. a. The light of salvation and the spirit, the spring of living water. What I try to fill it with too often though is busy work and stress.
b. Drawn to the beauty and depth of His word to the truth that it contains and to the peace that comes from trusting and relying on Him. Also that all creation is good as God desires it to be, it is our sinful perceptions which turn it dark.
c. Increased prayer, reduced stress, increased trust, reduced calculation, increased view of God’s power, reduced view of worry for times of trial and tribulation either in my life or others. I’m sad they are going through it but no doubt of God’s strength.
My Daily Journal:
I like the discussion of the fulness of God. Life is this incredible gift from God given to His creation. It amazes how it obedient the creation has been in fulfilling His blessing and command. There are few places on the planet where life does not exist.
I think it is also important to understand that God created each according to their kind. This scripture has been misused to justify discrimination and racism. I like to look at it more from the beauty that it communicates. When I see all the different forms of life on this planet, in the sea, in the air, on the land, including humans, I can recognize that none are an accident, none a mistake, none better or worse than any other because all of each kind are of the same kind.