“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).
“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” (Ephesians 2:10).
Every human being is a unique masterpiece! Just as da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and Rembrandt created brilliant, one-of-a-kind pieces of art, God created each of us with distinctive talents, gifts, and personalities. We are amazing in the sight of God and were made for His glory! “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful” (Psalm 139:14).
We are all masterfully designed in His image and have a unique purpose to fulfill for the Lord. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” We are called to live in our God-given identities – sons and daughters of the King.
While we may not always know or understand God’s purpose for our lives, if we are willing, He will open doors to use our talents and gifts for great things. The Prophet Isaiah was forgiven and saved by the Lord. In a vision, he heard the Lord say, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” Isaiah responded, “Here I am; send me.” He freely volunteered to be used in service of God. If we seek God’s guidance and have an open heart, He will lead us to opportunities we never thought possible! He created us for such a time as this!
Call to Action: How can we be more open to using our talents and gifts for God? Rejoice in God today that He created you specifically for this time and this place. You are so precious to Him!
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb” (Psalm 139:13).
“See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1).
“Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them” (Isaiah 43:7).
“You have been set apart as holy to the LORD your God, and he has chosen you from all the nations of the earth to be his own special treasure” (Deuteronomy 14:2).
Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, we come before You today with thanksgiving in our hearts for Your goodness to us! You created us in Your image and we are so grateful! We seek Your direction in finding our purpose. We are willing vessels and want to be appointed by You to do the work You have for us to do. We have open hearts today, Lord. Like the Prophet Isaiah, here we are; send us! Lead us and we will follow You! In Your name we pray, Amen.
Final Thoughts: We are treasured and immensely loved by God! NEVER lose sight of how valuable your life is to Him.
One-of-a Kind: Uniquely His
The Strongest Faith in the Deepest Pain
“For she said, ‘If I touch even His garments, I will be made well’” (Mark 5:28).
Walking Confidently in His Light
“For once, you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So, live as people of light!” (Ephesians 5:8).
On the Solid Rock, We Stand
“He alone is my Rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken” (Psalm 62:6).
Battling Anxiety: A Christian Perspective
“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad” (Proverbs 12:25).
Let the Peace of Christ Rule
“Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one Body, you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful” (Colossians 3:15).
Surrounded by The Father
“The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth” (Psalm 145:18).
God Uses Imperfect People in Extraordinary Ways
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).
Turning Your Mess into a Message
“Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what He has done for me” (Psalm 66:16).
Encouragement and Prayer for New Graduates
Graduation is such an exciting moment! While it’s the end of a significant chapter, it’s the beginning of many new ones forward! Taking time to celebrate this milestone is important. While there may be some uncertainty about next steps, God’s Word provides direction for the road ahead. God cares about the details of every life and wants to lead each graduate to their purpose in Christ. When we seek His face and lean into Him, He promises to be with us in every step of the journey (Matthew 6:33).