Day 2 | You are a Masterpiece Creating a Masterpiece – "Who I Am In Christ" Firm Foundation 21-Day Devotional

Saturday, October 02, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Ephesians 2:10 NLT, 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.

As a youth and young man I did artistic painting. I used oil paints, acrylic paints, and different types of brushes. Every painting started with a clean, empty canvas. An artist can decide what to paint, whether something from life such as flowers or landscapes, or something from the imagination. If the painting turns out to be your best work, it is your masterpiece---until you do something you think is better.

God created you as His masterpiece on the very first try! Every person was made in God's image, Imago Dei, which carries the potential to be realized as one of God's masterpiece works. Christ in you fulfills the potential that was born with you. People without Christ have high value, but they are living short of their full potential.

A masterpiece does not happen by accident. It is not the result of something random. A masterpiece is the result of an inspired plan. Unfortunately, the canvas of life is sometimes marked up or painted with another image that you did not choose. Sometimes people don’t get to start with a clean canvas.

Wherever you started and whatever your state now, you have the hope of being renewed in Christ: "He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago."

Reflection Questions:
1. What is a masterpiece?
2.  How are you God's masterpiece? Be specific.
3.  What does being renewed look like to you?

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