Keep on Keeping on. Do you realize that the closer you are to God the harder the evil one works to upset that? Now into week four my guess is that he has probably stepped up his efforts in your life. Does your time seem less available; has your desire waned; or has crisis of life diverted your attention? Don’t fall for it! It’s his favorite ploy. If he can’t get you to question God, he’ll work hard to keep you busy and away from His presence.
It is humbling to hear from many of you and how the Lord is using these devotionals in your life. I am humbled to be His scribe. Please have courage to publicly comment if you would. Reporting what the Lord is doing in you and for you and through you not only encourages us all, but it also brings Glory and Honor to Him.
Below are each of the devotionals from this past week.
For His Glory, Debbie Hucke
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (ESV)
You know what? YOU, are a piece of work! So am I. God’s work! The ESV translation says we are His workmanship. Other translations say we are His masterpiece. Think of it. God, the all powerful, all knowing, all loving creator of the universe thinks of you as His masterpiece.
Do you feel ordinary? As you go about your day doing your normal activities, do they seem important, significant, eternal even?
I believe there are two kinds of people. People who have a sense of purpose and people who do not. Let me caution you, purpose has NOTHING to do with your physical abilities, your education or even your age. Purpose has to do with standing on the promise of Ephesians 2:10. You can’t outlive your purpose!
Consider this… Nothing you do today is unimportant. God is keenly interested in the smallest detail.
If that doesn’t put a spring in your step, it should! Choose to believe what God says about you. You are His masterpiece, created to do good things.
For this lenten prayer challenge, my son Ian has been my circle. Today, I pray for Ian to believe Ephesians 2:10. I pray for Ian to believe he is extraordinary. I pray for Ian to believe he has great purpose. I pray for Ian, the artist, to believe that he is God’s masterpiece. May the truth of this promise motivate my handsome ginger.
For further illustration of this passage, read my article Something Big!
P.S. The May 2019 Art exhibit that seemed so far off when I wrote the Something Big article quickly approaches. Everyone is welcome!
Artist Talk: Friday, May 3 at 5:30pm, Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 6 – 8pExhibition Dates: May 3 – 23, 2019.