He Makes Beautiful Things

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works…” Ephesians 2:10

Ephesians 2:10 says that we are created for good works when God did a work in us. God took what was dead and made us alive. He took what was headed for judgment and liberated us into His freedom. God took us from slavery to sin and placed us in a right standing position with Him. God took us in our mess and made us a masterpiece of His righteousness. We are the workmanship of God in Christ Jesus! God makes beautiful things.

God has chosen to work together with us. He loves us. He wants to do life together with us. He wants to use us as vessels that He can demonstrate His glory in and through. When the world looks at us, God wants them to see what His power has done in us and what His power can do through us.

Ephesians 2:8, 9 show us that His generous grace is available to the one who will receive it by faith. Our faith is our yielded heart to allow God to move through us. God will not force Himself on us or through us; He is looking for those who will surrender to His working. As His workmanship, we have been created for good works.

What are the good works that we are to do together with God? Jesus said in John 14:12 that we would do His works, and greater works, because He would send us the Holy Spirit to live within us. Jesus reached the lost, served the weak, healed the sick, delivered the bound, fed the hungry, gave rest to the weary, and met the needs of the poor. Jesus is our example. He told us that everything He did, He did because the Father instructed Him to do it. Jesus yielded His life in faith to the grace of God and the supply of the Holy Spirit. We are to do the same – to lay our life down so that God’s glory can be revealed through us.

We are containers of the glory of God and miracles are products of the supply of the Spirit – God’s grace. We have limits, but God’s grace is limitless. There is nothing that God cannot do through a heart that is surrendered to His power.

Application: If we promote ourselves, we restrict what God will do. If we withdraw ourselves, we hinder what God will do. God has chosen you to perform His will today by making yourself available to do His works.

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