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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

God Made Me to Make a Difference

In summary of Ephesians 2:10 it says, “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.”

Bottom Line:
We are renewed because of the redemptive power of Christ and what he did.  We can now fulfill what God our created us to do long ago.  To do good things in his name.

What this means to me:

God has made me who I am. I’m his masterpiece, his workmanship.  Through the redemption of my savior, Jesus Christ, I’m now able to do the good things he created me to do in the first place.  God calls me to a service far beyond anything I could ever imagine. He put me here on earth to make a contribution, not just consume resources.  God designed you to make a difference with your life. The Bible says, "God . . . has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10 TEV) The "good deeds" are my service to the world. Whenever I serve others in any way, I'm serving God.  Every member of his family is to minister, not just pastors. Now that I am saved, God intends to use me to fulfill his purposes. God has a ministry for me in his church and a mission for me in the world.  Given this, I need to listen for his specific direction.  If I’m not hearing anything, I am to proceed with what I already know he wants me to do (serve others with the abilities he’s given me, take interest in their lives, live as an example/model, and bring God honor in anything I do.)  If I do this, then I will fulfill his His intention.  This will mean giving up my own agenda each day and seeking to do that which God would have me do.

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