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.
We were once dead in our sins, obeying the devil. We have all been in that dark place.
But God gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead, and He seated us in heavenly realms with Him. It is by God’s grace that we are saved. It is a gift from Him. We couldn’t do this by ourselves.
Now we are God’s masterpiece, created to do the good deeds He has planned for us.
I am God’s masterpiece, the pinnacle of His creative activity. We are constantly under assault by the judgements and accusations of other people and ourselves.
God’s judgement is that I am a work of art- His masterpiece.
Sins- both those committed by me and those committed against me- are like balls of dirt and mud thrown over this artwork.
When I was born again, God started the restoration process, carefully scraping off the dity, repairing broken threads, cleaning the paintwork.
Now, instead of being in captivity to sin, I am being set free to do the good deeds that I was created for. We are not saved by good deeds; we are saved for good deeds.
Every one of us is created unique to shine out God’s glory in a unique way. We are not copies or forgeries; we are unique original creations.
Thank you Lord that you tell me I am a new creation, a masterpiece in your creative handiwork. Please continue to release me from sin so that I can glorify you in all things. Amen.