Ephesians 2:10 – For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
O God, you are good and gracious. Together, this duo of attributes blows me away. I’m still singing your praises. Everything you do in my heart and life is good. Everything you do in this world is good. Not one thing is bad. Not one thing that you do or allow is evil, even if it seems like it. You even make the most horrendous act serve your eternal and good purpose. You are good, more than I can fathom or grasp. And you are gracious. Everything that you do in my heart and life is an undeserved gift of grace. I do not deserve that you would be good to me and do good for me, but you are and you do! You did the ultimate good when you sent Jesus to die and then raised him for me. You multiplied goodness to me when you raised ME from the deadness of sin that I might serve you in newness of life. You consider me, yes, you declare me to be your masterpiece. This is a gift of your grace too. And now, as your divine masterpiece, you give me a purpose, now to serve you. In fact, you have a put good and godly things in front of me that I might work in in them and do them. O God, my dear Father in heaven, I am blown away again by your goodness and grace. Amen.
My identity from God: I am his child, holy and dearly loved.
My purpose from my Father: I am a mask of God to the world, a masterpiece, to do works which he prepared in advance for me to do.
My destiny set by my Father: I am destined for an eternity with God, my Father, with Jesus, my brother, and with the Holy Spirit, my Counselor and Comforter.
My power: God has poured out his Holy Spirit on me to work in me; Jesus himself lives in me. God himself also works in me to will and do according to what pleases him.