Works of Art

While praying this morning, I included–per usual–a Scripture that I’ve claimed for myself for over a decade during my daily devotions; however, not just on my behalf but also for my oldest nephew, then my own son, and later my youngest nephew, as a special aunt/mom blessing to pray over them. I had it memorized in the NKJV or KJV (can’t remember which, the latter being the translation of my childhood when I learned to love memorizing Scripture—thanks, Mom & Da’!). This morning I looked it up in a Christmas gift from my folks, (thanks again!), The New Jerusalem Bible—as I’ve been primarily using JB and RSV-CE translations for over a decade now and loving them, as well as several others. (After all, I’ve got a “shiny thing” brain & have been nicknamed “The Information Station” by my husband so I like to have lots of options when it comes to what God has told us since I don’t read Hebrew or Greek, like some people I know).

But, as Adrian Monk would say, “Here’s the thing.”

“We are God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus for the good works which God has already designated to make up our way of life.”
Ep 2:10 NJB

Did you see that? I’m a work of art! What’s more, so are you (if you are baptized; if you’re not, see your nearest priest or pastor if you’re ready to repent and renounce your former way of life)! So, let’s get on with living the Good News that Christ died for our sins and we are no longer a slave to them; we are “works of art” and should be getting on with our way—His way—of life, the Abundant Life. It’s not easy—He never said it would be (instead, to the contrary), but He promised that in the end all would be made right and we’d enjoy eternity with Him, which is the best motivation I’ve got for getting out of bed each morning.

And now that I know I’m a work of art, I’m even more motivated to get those things done on my To Do list (as well as the ones that will just pop up as part of His way of life for me today)…but first I’ll have just a little more caffeine<g>.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandy
    Jan 28, 2015 @ 15:50:37

    One of your best, Sweetie! Write on!!!

    Mom

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