My thoughts this week have been shifted to the fact that we as Christians are not works-based! Scripture tell us in Ephesians. 2:8-10,
“8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 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.”
Think of the art gallery of your life! You have some really beautiful paintings; and then some pretty rough paintings! Aren’t you glad that God doesn’t keep score of the good paintings to the bad paintings! All of them are – MASTERPIECES!
Today, be free to know that you do not earn the title Masterpiece. You were given that title! You are not working to earn anything from God! You are His and there is nothing that you can do or change for God to stop thinking of you as His Masterpiece! Be who God intended you to be!
Just like you can hear your Grandmother or Aunt say, “Well look at you!”
Know that our heavenly Father looks at you and is pleased with what He sees!