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Have you ever had a good thing going for you and then, in a moment of bad decision making, it all went to crap?

Sure, we all have. But it didn’t start with us, our parents, or even our grandparents. It started with our first parents. Their names were Adam & Eve. God made them to be perfect and gave them a perfect home in a perfect world.


IMAGINE: Mom and dad are in love and they treat each other as good as they possibly can. There is no divorce. No yelling. No fighting. Families are together. All is right in the world. And then, in a moment…it all comes crashing down.

RESUME. We live in a world that was created to be perfect. But it all came crashing down. And it all happened because our first parents, the best version of humans ever, messed it all up. The world was just right, but it went horribly wrong because they chose themselves over God.

Unfortunately, we take after our parents. Both our literal mom’s and dad’s and our first parents, Adam and Eve. The only way we will ever experience life to the max is to chose God over ourselves and all the other things bidding for our attention and love.

Read Genesis 2 & 3 here. P.S. It should only take about 5 minutes.

God, you love me. You have given me life. You have given me an opportunity to live life to the fullest. Help me to make the most of it. Help me to learn from my parents and repeat their successes but not their failures. Thank you so much for loving me and forgiving me all the times I make the wrong choice and always giving me another chance to love you and chose you. Help me to do that more and more by the strength and truth of Jesus. Amen.

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Adam Thacker

Adam is passionate about loving and pursuing Jesus, his wife Brandy, and impactful opportunities. From the fall of 2014 to the summer of 2016, Adam & Brandy led the student ministry at Relevant Church, as they learned and prepared to plant a church in their home city of Roanoke, Virginia, in 2017. Adam and Brandy have one son. They also love their dog, Jersey, craft coffee, and creative traveling.

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