Monday, August 01, 2011

Can We Talk – Homework Week #5, Day #2

I am a masterpiece. Ephesians 2:10. I memorized this verse years ago when my church had small group Bible study for Rick Warren’s book “The Purpose Driven Life”. Today, reading it in the quiet of intimate fellowship with Christ, this verse brought tears to my eyes! My prayer time concluded with one thought that I haven’t been able to forget: The Lord created me with the beauty of His imagination. I’ve had to stop several times already to contemplate this. God gave me a smile that could only come from Him. He created sparkling eyes and a unique personality. He gave me an odd sense of humor and a voice that loves to sing His praise. What are the components of the masterpiece He made of you?

There is so much more to study today.

I am hand chosen by God…to be blessed. Ephesians 1:3-4. As Christians, we are united with Christ, and have received every spiritual blessing because of that union. Before creating the world, God chose us to be united with Christ and set apart for His purpose. Wow! What a beautiful plan for us. Do we live like this? Do I live like this? Hand chosen – it’s like looking through a box of dolls and choosing a specific one to dress up and play with. That’s what God does. He chooses us.

I learned a wonderfully encouraging tactic from my Sunday school teacher. We say it to each other whenever it comes to mind. Now I share this truth with you:

You are His favorite.

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