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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Learning To Live A Life Of Service

In summary of Ephesians 2:10 it says, "God has made us what we are, his masterpiece / workmanship.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he has planned in advance for us to live our lives doing."

Bottom Line:
God made us, we are his workmanship and masterpieces.  He created us in advance already planning what it is he wants us to live our lives doing.  We get the power and insight to do this through our relationship and acceptance Jesus Christ and what he has done for us.

What this means for me:
God made us, we belong to him.  He created us through his workmanship, we are his masterpieces.  He created us for a purpose that he had predestined long ago.  He wants us to live our lives doing what he already has in mind that he will do only through us.  As I live my life I can do it several ways; I can waste it (be lazy, not doing anything important), I can spend it (pursue things that bring wealth or make me happy, but at what expense?), I can invest it wisely doing something that will outlast and make a difference beyond this world.  I believe the worse thing I can do is simply just live for today and my own selfish wants (living for myself.)  God’s Word tells me that he did not put me here to just live for myself.  He created me to become more like Jesus and Jesus came to serve, not be served.  Jesus came to testify to the truth.  Jesus came as a ransom for many (paid the price for our rebellion and brought us back into a right relationship with the Father.)   I need to continue to learn how to live a life of service.  If I do so, I can create a lasting spiritual legacy and make a difference in the lives of many.  So I ask God today and in the days to come to reveal to me new ways that I can give myself in service to those around me.   I  turn-over my life over daily to be used by as a tool by him for his good purposes.  As I noticed in the past, my life is much more meaningful to me if I use it to do what God has in mind for me to do.  I will continue to ask God for opportunities to tell other about the Good News of his grace to all.  Giving my life away for God’s use and for the spreading his good news is the only way to ever know what he means by a full and abundant life.  So I’ll need to do battle with my selfish nature and through God’s strength serve a bigger purpose.