Day 1 – “In the Beginning”

So I’m hoping to do these every day – but I’m sure life will probably get in the way at some point! I think at the moment I’m just going to record what it is that I’m doing and learning, and just share any thoughts along the way!

So, here we go:

Breakfast – the usual 6,000,000 cups of coffee that get my morning started! I woke up late, so kissed goodbye to the idea of breakfast!

Lunch – Unusually very well prepared from the night before, my lunch was an amazing Chicken, Tomato & green bean salad – cooked in green pesto (courtesy of Goodful – mine doesn’t look anywhere near as nice in a box!).

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Dinner – A beautiful steak cooked in the leftover pesto from today’s lunch, with a nice side salad of peppers, lettuce and cucumber.

Confession time – I did also have a sneaky Toffee Crisp and Twix at work. We had some competition thing, and the office was LOADED with chocolate. I managed to hold out until 3pm, but one unpleasant phone call and the motivation went right out the window!

Exercise – I’ve already covered that in my first post, the whole story of what inspired me to write this – but it involves a short walk at lunchtime, and then a walk this evening. Tuesday & Thursday nights would usually be BootCamp, but unfortunately it’s not on this week.

The bible bit –

I’m not really sure why I decided to start with Genesis 1. It’s not my most favourite book in the bible. I guess I might have just liked the idea of starting it all off with reading about the fruit & meat created in the world. Or maybe just liked linking this blog idea with the creation of something new.  Nevertheless, I’ve gone for it!

The creation of the Earth is something I tend to struggle with every now and then. In my journey as a Christian – I tend to only really fully believe things that I know and that I’ve experienced myself (I’m sure I’ll share these things as this blog goes on). In this case, the thing that causes me to believe is just the sheer chance of the whole existence of the Earth. We hear so much science about how the Earth is just the “perfect” distance from the Sun to sustain life etc.

I did a little digging online and found some research from John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University:

“Lennox goes on to cite Penrose’s answer:

“His calculations lead him to the remarkable conclusion that the ‘Creator’s aim’ must have been accurate to 1 part in 10 to the power of 10 to the power or 123, that is 1 followed by 10 to the 123rd power zeros.””

Now, I’m no maths expert – but I’m guessing that’s a lot of zeros! To me, this ties in with what I know and believe to be true – that our existence in this world is no accident, and that we were put here by God. As I’ve said already, I’m sure I’ll share more about what it’s all about as I go on.

 

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