For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)
Everything we can see and touch is ultimately going to pass away. Time, talent and treasure, from a value standpoint will expire as soon as we leave this side of eternity. Worldly wealth will perish very soon. The good news is, we are able to make a difference beyond this perishing world, to use our earthly, perishable possessions to secure an imperishable future; invest in what counts for eternity.
As important as it is to constantly reminisce on the brevity of life and how miserably short it is. It is very important we spend time in figuring the truth that we are created for a greater purpose. Maybe you find this hard to believe, but Paul wrote, “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). The original Greek word for “workmanship” is poiema, literally meaning a poem or a work of art. You are God’s masterpiece. Like a beautiful poem, He has put great thought into the rhyme and rhythm of your life. Think about that for a moment. As God’s work of art, He put more thought into your creation than Michelangelo put into his paintings. Your Creator spent more time crafting you, than the best of artistes combined put into their various arts! You are His masterpiece!
When God our Father looks at us, all He sees is beauty and greatness. He says, “I don’t care what others say about you. You are My priceless work of art, full of divine potential. I created you to do things nobody else can do in this entire world.” Are you ready to start believing and declaring what God says about you? That’s the key to a whole new beginning in your life—a new season of peace, power, and fruitfulness.
My declaration and confession: Father, thank you for making me a masterpiece. I declare that my life will demonstrate through faith good works to your glory! Today, I will use my perishable resources for imperishable purposes. I am becoming all you have envisioned me to be in this life!
Ignite Thought: God’s greatest masterpiece of creation is you.He wants to showcase His glory through you.