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Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) reads, For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (Read this verse again slowly.)
Do you believe that? It comes straight from God’s Word – we are God’s masterpiece!
Other translations may say God’s workmanship, or God’s handiwork. The Greek word in this passage emphasizes that we are the work of an artist, performer, or poet. We may be fascinated by the artwork created by Van Gogh or Picasso, but God is fascinated by His handiwork.
The implications of this within our lives cannot be overstated. God is not looking down on us, but is drawing near to us. It is not we who set the terms of what we need to do for God to love us. He and He alone sets the terms. And He has already decided, we are…
READING & PRAYERS:
Why do you think Christians struggle to believe we are God’s masterpiece?
Take the opportunity to remind yourself throughout the day that you are God’s masterpiece.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I confess that seeing myself as Your friend or Your child is a challenge, and to see myself as Your masterpiece is a truth I often struggle to believe. Help me to replace any lies I may believe about You or about myself with these truths from Your Word. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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