The Holy Bible opens with the magnificent words, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). The Hebrew word for create is “bara” and refers to an activity that can only be performed by God, and therefore describes entirely new productions, miracles, time-space-events, and creative potentiality.

I’ve discovered that through prayer, God can “bara” on my behalf, and help me achieve above and beyond my wildest dreams, and greatest expectations.

One of the most beneficial prayers in my life has been to ask God to, “create within me a pure heart” (Psalm 51:10). Pure hearts and strong minds do not come naturally. A pure heart, strong mind, and righteous character require the grace and “bara” of God, and are perhaps His most creative and beautiful work.

It is my prayer that you would experience God’s increasing “bara” in your life, and in your heart.