Updated: May 8, 2021
“The earth was empty, a formless mass cloaked in darkness.
And the Spirit of God was hovering over its surface.”
When God hovers, we need to take notice, because the name Elohim personifies activity. We do not know how long God had been hovering over the face of the earth, but the Genesis story proves He was getting ready for some mighty big action.
Picture a runner on the starting blocks before a big race. He is crouching down with his feet in place, the muscles in his legs are pulsating with anticipation, his arms are twitching to lead his body off the blocks, and his heart is pumping adrenaline to even the tiniest cavities. It may appear that the runner is simply “hovering” over the track, but in reality every cell in his body is preparing for action.
That is a picture of our Creator God. As He hovers over your life, it may seem to you that God is doing nothing. But in reality, His arms are trembling with power and His heart is pulsating with love. God is generating something new, a miracle that only HE can create. God is getting ready to change your world!