Thank you Lord that you have knit us together in our mothers womb. Thank you Lord that you have known us before the foundation of time and that you have numbered every hair on our head. Thank you that you know us and you see us and that when we come to know Jesus – that you never leave us. Alleluia!!!!
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 ESV
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. Ephesians 2:10NLT
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV
- What do you think of when you imagine a masterpiece?
- That’s you! You are God’s masterpiece! Write a prayer of thanksgiving to God for all the special ways he has gifted you.
- When God gave you a new life in Christ he did it for a purpose. According to this verse, what is that purpose?
- This verse tells us that God has already planned the good works for us – we just have to walk in them. Do you see God calling you to walk in any certain way? Write a prayer asking God to reveal where he wants you to walk – how your life can glorify Him!
Dear Father God! Thank you so much that you have created us to be unique and special. That you have gifted us in special ways and you have created good works for us to accomplish in your name. Guide us Lord so that we will honor you and bring you glory with our lives. We know that “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 – so lead us Lord that we may experience your joy as we walk in your ways.
Make sure you take time to read the passage and pray about it before you begin.
Philippians 2:9-11 & Colossians 1:15-23
“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name”
- Read the entire passages and then listen to the song. Using the passages from the Bible write a response. His name is BEAUTYful – WONDERful – POWERful! His name is above EVERY name. Praise Him!
Praying for you today! That you you would experience the life changing beauty, wonder and power of Jesus! That you would be in awe of His awesome authority. His awesome power. His awesome beauty! May your heart long for the day we will kneel before Him in person… may you take time to kneel before Him now! Praying for you.
Read 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
I’ve been thinking a lot about my strengths & weaknesses lately. God has blessed me with many gifts – and I am so thankful! I pray often about God using me & using my gifts …but, it always seems I am missing the one essential skill I need to take the next step. I can talk myself out of just about anything.
- How does this 2 Corinthians passage destroy that mind-set?
- When we are weak whose power rests on us?
- Write down 2 Corinthians 12:10b. Write it again! Write it again! Write it again!
- Pray about it… ask God – “Where am I using my weakness as an excuse?”
- Our weakness is an opportunity for God to exhibit His power in us. What is your next step?
While it may not be easy, and there may be struggles ahead. Remember… “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13. Praying this for you today.
TAKE TIME TO PRAY BEFORE YOU BEGIN…
“Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely,
and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith…”
Sometimes it seems like a long long race, with a very hilly winding course. Sometimes it stretches out before us straight and flat. But no matter the road ahead, we have one view that should be in front of us at all times. Jesus!
How is your race challenging today? Tired? Confused? Fear of the unknown? Sin weighing you down? Write an entry laying it all in the hands of the Lord, laying aside every weight and sin. Then ask Him to guide you and give you perspective as you move forward with your eyes on Jesus – trusting Him to lead you!
You are a precious, loved, unique creation in Christ. He has set a path before you and no matter the course he will lead you through it perfectly. Just keep your eyes on Him… make that view in front of you always Jesus and He will never let you down! Praying that you will have a clear vision of the path before you and renewed strength as you keep your eyes fixed on Him!