It's one of my favorite posting days in which we share our grateful hearts with you and give our Praise unto the LORD and this week Laurie is sharing Ephesians 2:10 "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ JESUS to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
Wow! Just allow that to wash over you.....I didn't find the Lord until I was 27 and trust me I lived a life that was so far away from HIM, its hard to even imagine that HE had created good works for me to do IN ADVANCE ~ knowing how I would live my life before I ever even met HIM!! I don't know about you all but that just excites me! To know that I am HIS masterpiece ~ that is so very humbling and when you allow those words to go deep into your Spirit and Soul and then your mind too it is almost to much to comprehend! But it is true! HE adores me. He created me in HIS own image and HE knew that one day I would wake up and CHOOSE HIM. ACCEPT HIM. and then by HIS Grace I would begin to do those things that HE did prepare for me to do. Some days I hit the mark and some days well I just don't. I have been taught that if the Lord has something for someone(me) to do and I miss the call then someone else will be given that job and I will have missed the opportunity. I hate it when that happens! But what I have learned is that when I have a repentant heart and will turn from those ways(that caused me not to do what it is He was asking) whether they be selfish or fearful or just plain rebellious the Lord in HIS infinite MERCY picks me up, teaches me from those things and allows me to begin again doing those things that HE created for me to do. He forgives me. He teaches me and HE walks with me every step of the way. That just fills me with gratefulness. With thanks so deep that words don't even come close to what I really want to say or feel. But being HIS masterpiece ~ He already knows that :) He made me this way
Have a great Thursday and may we all KNOW that we are HIS MASTERPIECE ~ each one of us! Let us accomplish the work HE has planned for us to do today! For other Thankful Thursday posts go here