Good morning! Happy Wednesday to you all.
This is the day the Lord has made, choose to rejoice and be glad in it. Don’t give power to complaining, bickering and murmuring. Make a decision to find the blessing in every situation.
TFTD: His workmanship
Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV)
10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Have you ever wondered why you are on this earth? What is your purpose for living? I have. As much as the flesh desires to do its own thing, the spirit that lives within me fights to resist the temptation to sin. Have you ever found yourself torn between two worlds? Do you feel like you are in one body but fighting two battles; both spiritual and physical? As believers, we are not exempt from sin; however, the deeper we grow in Christ we become better equipped to handle sin when we are confronted.
NEWS FLASH: We are Jesus’ workmanship!
Workmanship is defined as something effected, made or produced; also the quality imparted to a thing in the process of making.
In other words, we were made by Christ, for Christ, possessing the quality of Christ in order to carry out His will!
You were not created to do your own thing and to live any kind of way. I know in your mind you have said, “It’s my life and I can do what I want to do.” However, it is not your life. You are the workmanship of Christ and should conduct yourself as such.
Below is Ephesians 2:1-10. These scriptures compare what we were by nature, with what we are by grace and then declares that we are created for the good of the Lord. I don’t know about you, but I can’t continue living like I’m an unsaved heathen. I can’t continue to walk around in ignorance when wisdom is available freely to those who ask for it.
Ephesians 2:1-10 (NKJV)
2 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
It’s a privilege and an honor to be a child of God and it’s time for us to rise up and conduct ourselves as His workmanship. There are people without hope who are depending on you. What do they see when they look at you? Do they see someone who is set apart or do you look just like them, lost?
Have a blessed day! Remember you are His workmanship!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
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