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Encouragement from Ephesians 2:10

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“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

Beloved by God, do you know who you are?

You are God’s masterpiece (“For we are his workmanship”). He has made you just like He wants you. You are his unique one of a kind YOU. He wants you to be the best healthiest, humblest, most powerfulest (it’s a word, look it up!) YOU possible. His eye is upon you and He is rejoicing over you with loud singing. You have all the gifts He wants you to have right this moment, therefore you have all you need for this moment, because you have HIM and He has you.

Beloved by God, do you know who you are?

You were saved by grace through faith. That means his favor rests upon you because He simply chose it to be so. He loves you because he decided to love you. You weren’t worthy so you don’t have to now prove you were or are now worthy. It is finished. This salvation is not your doing, nor your work, but it is yours to enjoy. It is in fact yours forever. It is the gift of God. His love is free. His acceptance is free. His adoption of you is free. It is a gift that he delighted to give you. His affections were upon you from eternity past. You were predestined for adoption as sons. You belong to Him and You belong in his family. He loves you as his kid this very moment with everything that is true about you. He doesn’t love the future you. He loves you completely right now. Yes, he has feelings for the flawed, lonely, hurting, sad, angry, fearful YOU. Deep in his gut, he feels compassion for you.

Beloved by God, do you know who you are? 

You have been given every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. He will one day present you holy and blameless before him. He will. It is certain. He who started a good work in you will complete it. Rejoice. Relax. It is a done deal. You can believe it because He is doing all this for his own purpose.  His glory. His purpose is that his glorious grace will be magnified now and forever. You are a trophy of his grace. That’s right, you are part of his eternal plan. A plan to unite all things in him: Things in heaven and things on earth.

Beloved by God, do you know who He is? 

Today, He is working all things after the counsel of his perfect will. He is sovereign. He is powerful. He is King. He is God. As He does His work He wants you to believe you have significance, you have purpose, and you have meaning. In fact, He wants to remind you, “we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” We get to be blessed to be a blessing. We get to spread this News that is so good to our ears. We get to! He won’t love us more if we don’t, but we get to! He won’t love us more if we do, because he already loves us to the max. It is amazing news that He wants to remind you these good works were prepared before hand for us to walk in. We get to spread joy. We get to accomplish in time what He designed for us in eternity past. Life is not a game. It is not a waste. It is a war, but we are more than conquerors through His victory at the cross. Our enemies are real, but defeated. Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. Who is in you? The risen conquering King Jesus dwells in you.

Beloved by God, do you know who you are?

You are God’s masterpiece. He has unique good works for you to walk in. I pray two things for us at this moment: 1) I pray today that we will remember the we in Ephesians 2:10, “we are his workmanship.” Because he is not simply writing individual stories, He is authoring our corporate story as His church in Jonesboro. We are truly the people of God, saved by power of God, indwelt by the Spirit of God, for the purposes of God.” Therefore I pray we each individually live out our calling so that we corporately can live out our calling. We are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit (2:22);

2. I pray today Paul’s prayers in Ephesians 1:15-23 and 3:14-21. May our eyes be opened to see, experience and spread this wonderful news! To him be glory in the Church.

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About keithdaphne57

Christian, Husband, Father, Worker for for the state of Utah, Musician. My hope is to position myself so that i am able to give people a hand up. To point to Christ as the only true fulfillment in life. I want to show What Christ is like in tangible ways....through writing.....meeting basic needs in my community.....encouraging unity between different denominations and movements.

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