Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” (NASB)
Every once in a while, I pull out pictures of some of the houses I have built in my life. I think back to how each man had a part to play; how we started with nothing and watched each day as the foundation went in, the lumber came, and the house began to take shape. Now, many years later, I can look back and see what was accomplished. Today's verse speaks that we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God had prepared for us to walk in. When I first arrived on the scene of a house build, I tried to imagine what the finished home would look like. It wasn't until the work was fully completed that the imagine came to life. God has called each of us and blessed us with special gifts to be used for the benefit of mankind. We may imagine what things will look like, but until we begin the work and finish the work, we won’t see that image come to life. So, as we prepare for the work God has for us, let’s take a moment and ask ourselves, “Am I using the gifts He has given to me? Will I finish well so that He will receive the glory?” What will you look back at some day? Will you accomplish what He called you for?
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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