Today we will be looking at how we were created so wonderfully and are created with a purpose.
10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
I love this verse. It reminds us that we are “God’s handiwork” which could be translated “work of art”. You and I are God’s work of art. You may not feel like that when you look in the mirror, but it is exactly what God sees when He looks at you.
When I think of a work of art, it reminds me of when my daughters were younger and would come home from preschool or elementary school with something they had made and couldn’t wait to display it on the refrigerator. They were so proud of whatever it was they had made and wanted to put it in a place of prominence where others could see it. How great is it to know that is they way your Heavenly Father feels about you?
We were “created in Christ Jesus”, we are new creations when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. As His creations, we were created to do “good works” and to live the lives God created us to live. Our salvation is not dependent upon our good works but as an outflowing of love and joy for our salvation, we want to do the things we were created to do.
How do you view yourself? Do you view yourself as God’s work of art? What does it mean to you that God has a plan for your life? What are some of the good works you feel God created you to do? Are you following His plan for your life or your own?
- Scripture verses NIV from http://www.biblegateway.com
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