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Week 46 Day 4
Your word reminds us that we are Your workmanship
Your work of art,
created in Christ Jesus to live the good life as he had meant it.
We often do not see ourselves as works of art,
for the picture that is our life, is often
lacking in beauty,
filled with flaws,
scarred by sins,
cluttered with things,
broken and fragmented,
inadequate and incomplete.
Yet your word reminds us
that we are your work of art
created in Christ Jesus.
What is it that you see in us that we do not see?
What is it that we are missing?
Surely it is more than
beauty, for it fades;
intellect, for others are smarter;
strength, for it is fragile and easily broken
What makes us a work of art, is that we belong to You.
You claim us, and we belong to you in Jesus. Amen.
CHOSEN, SET FREE, FORGIVEN
God is able to do much more than we can ever imagine!
Ephesians 1, 2 & 3
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in heavenly
places in Christ. 4Just as God chose us in Him before the
foundation of the world that we should be holy and without
blame before Him in love, 5so He predestined us to adoption
as God's children by Jesus Christ, according to the good
pleasure of His will and 6to the praise of the glory of His grace,
by which He made us accepted and beloved.
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the
forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
8which He made to abound toward us.
13 In Him you trusted after you heard the gospel of your
salvation; having believed, you were sealed with the Holy
Spirit of promise, 14who is the guarantee of our inheritance.
1You He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,
2in which you once walked. 4But God, who is rich in mercy,
because of His great love with which He loved us, 5even
when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6raised us up, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
7that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches
of His grace in His kindness toward us.
8By grace you have been saved through faith, and not of
yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9not of works, lest anyone
should boast. 10We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
14For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord
Jesus, 16that He would grant you, according to the riches of
His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit
in the inner man, 17that Christ may dwell in your hearts through
faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18may be
able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and
length and depth and height--19to know the love of Christ
which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the
fullness of God.
20Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly
above all that we ask or think, according to the power that
works in us, 21to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus
to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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