Ephesians 2:10 “For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.”
What am I doing, where am I going and why am I doing it the way I do it? These are questions I have been asking myself a lot lately.
I know we each have things that threaten to bring us down whether they be physical maladies, mental struggles or spiritual battles; maybe some of each. Occasionally I come to the Lord asking why? Paul answers: We are what he has made us, created in Christ for good works. Couldn't I do good works better without the brokenness in my life? Ah, but the brokenness I experience is what keeps me coming back to the Lord. If life were all peaches and cream, would I feel the need for mercy and guidance? Would I feel the need to be saved, would I be grateful for all the blessings or would I take them for granted?
Today is a new day; maybe I will eat better, get better exercise and be more productive in my day. Whatever I do I hold this verse in my heart. I am what he created me to be, in Christ. I am called to do his work. This is my way of life; this is the way to live.
I do not live for my salvation, I live because of it. I do not work to earn your grace; I work in thanksgiving of your grace. When I get down on myself remind me again that I am created in Christ, just as you designed me, to live the life you have given me. I give my life to you, Lord God. Amen.