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Ephesians 2:10 ” For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

You are the work of God’s hands…lovingly created with unique abilities, gifts, talents, and passions.  When God  made you, He had the eye of an artist and the soul of a poet as He formed you…for you are truly a work of art to behold.  There is no one like you,  for you are God’s workmanship…created to be like Him in true righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:24)…and eager to do what is good. (Titus 2:14)

Ephesians 2:10 ” For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

God has things for you to be doing.  It says here that with loving forethought, He readied them at the dawn of creation just for you. The Lord created you to fulfill these deeds of good to your fellow man…using the gifts, talents, and passions you possess in a totally unique way only you can.  Even the vilest of us have the capacity to be kind…for we all are made in God’s image and capable of showing consideration towards others.  We love because He first loved us is shown clearly in Titus 2:14, “Jesus gave Himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people who are His very own, eager to do what is good.”  Let us be a people who are eager to do what is good.

Joel 2: 25 ” I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten-“

For many, life has been hard.  Years have been lost to bad choices, addictions, and the consequences caused by other people’s decisions.  We can’t but feel that our life has been robbed of  time.   But the Lord is telling us in this Scripture that He will completely fulfill those lost years…allowing us to reclaim the happiness and contentment…the peace and security that we thought we’d never have again.   For He is the God of redemption –  accomplishing the impossible,  and bringing to pass the unimaginable in our lives.

Lamentations 3: 19-20 ” I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope.”

Life does not spare anyone from loss, sorrow, and pain.  So when we’re in the middle of  trials,  it’s difficult to take our eyes off the sadness and onto God. But here in Lamentations,  Jeremiah voices his grief and suffering, yet he reminds himself that God’s great love and compassion never fail…and thus there is hope.

II Thessalonians 3:16 ” Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”

Romans 2:4 says that He is the “God of peace.”  Do you need peace in your life today?  Have the worries, anxieties, and troubles of the world crowded into your mind and caused unrest and turmoil?   Why deny yourself of God’s kindness and mercy…why deny yourself of His peace?

Deuteronomy 32:4 ” He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God Who does no wrong, upright and just is He.”

He is the foundation you can build your life on.  He is fair and impartial with all His dealings.  Everything He  does is complete and flawless from beginning to end.  He will never be anything but totally honest with you.  Could you then put your trust in such a God?  I urge you today to give Him a chance …you will not be sorry.

Malachi 3:10 ” ‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.’ “

I challenge you to examine the integrity of God.  Dare to consider His incorruptible virtues.  For if you truly believe God is who He says He is…then test Him.  “Give and it will be given to you.  A good measure, presses down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.  For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  ( Luke 6:38)   Test Him, and you will find that you can not out give God.