In Ephesians 2:10, we are “God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” When I read this verse, I picture God handling our lives and our hearts carefully and lovingly. With expert skill and unmatched patience He daily works on our hearts so that we might be of use and beautiful. He’s been thoughtfully at work in you since the day you were formed (Psalm 139:15) and will not stop until you are made complete in Him (Philippians 1:6).
But all this meticulous work is not for His good pleasure or your benefit alone, but also for the benefit of others. Handmade gifts are created with receivers in mind. Consider your ministry, your mission, your passion, “the good works” God created you to do. Then remind yourself of that wonderful truth that you are God’s handiwork, created for a one-of-a-kind, beautiful purpose. How amazing to sense God’s love for us in the way works on our hearts. How amazing to know that through our hearts others might sense God’s love for them.
Application: What is your ministry, your mission, your passion? How does it please God, you, and others? Muse over these questions, or journal about them, in the coming week.
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