our marching orders
10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
EXTRA READING: EPHESIANS 2
Consider Two reasons I love this verse:
- GOD thought about us even before we were born.
- HE already had every divine appointment (good work) prepared beforehand for me and for you .PROFOUND!
Focus Let’s break it down.
Who created us?_________.
For what were we created?_______________.
When were those good works prepared?______________.
Good job! The verb walk is a military term which literally means to put one foot in front of the other at a steady pace—a continuous action. What’s the problem with keeping this steady pace? Hindrances are constantly put in our way which distract, impede, slow down or, even, stop our steady pace in pursuing GOD’s very work HE has laid out for us. What do you think hinders your work for the LORD?______________________________________.
Read James 2:26
26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. James 2:26
Just as walking is an action, living out our faith requires action as well. These things will not save us; but they are the evidence that we are a child of the Most High.
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
Sometimes we just miss opportunity after opportunity because we are not focused on seeking HIS will and asking for HIM to show us what HE has for us each and every day. In other words, we lack communication with the Lord.
Ask Ask GOD to reveal to you each day what He has for you.
Apply Be aware, focused and available today for whatever HE has for you. Be ready to say, “YES, LORD!”.