Created to do Good Works
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.Ephesians 2:10
God created us and he loves us perfectly, and his desire is to mold us to become the person he created us to be. He has given us talents and the Holy Spirit to guide us to the good works he has prepared for us to do. His Word is our guide for life, and the Holy Spirit will guide us to the most fulfilling life we can live. Only God can give the most fulfilling and rewarding life, and that is his desire for us.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. (Mark 12:30-31) This verse is how God changes us, we follow the Spirit being a Light in this world, telling people about Christ, and God fills our hearts with his unconditional love. Love changes us to where life is about God and others. We live for Christ and the he guides us to do the works he created us to do.
God created us to have our hearts filled with his love so all the commands in the Bible become desirable and natural to our new Godly nature. God molds us to be like Jesus, motivated by a heart of love. God’s plan is for us is to be free of self and live for Christ, as he guides us through the Spirit. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20) This verse describes how God created us to live, and it is most rewarding life we can live.
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. (Proverbs 16:9) We serve the Lord motivated by hearts of love, and we seek ways to help others and bring Christ to them; but we always pray our plan is the Lord’s will, and that he will guide our steps to do his will.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. (1 John 4:7) We are created to know the Word, motivated by hearts of love, and our will is replaced by the Lord’s will, which means everything our heart tells to us do, should be guided by the Spirit. With hearts of love, we know the Lord and we can live doing the works he created us to do.
Today live as created, seeking ways to help others and tell them about Christ. Ask the Lord to guide your steps and that he will be with you.
Prayer: Lord help me to live the way I was created to live. Guided by the Spirit and always depending on Christ to guide my steps. In Jesus name, Amen