1 John 3:1 “See what kind of love the FATHER has given to us, that we should be called children of GOD; and so we are! The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know HIM.
As the MASTER’s Pieces!
Seen by the world as mundane,
so our ways to them bear no weight.
Through blinded eyes on dark paths, so they cast off every accusation of sin….while giving no credit to the Finished Work of CHRIST.
Unyielding with great detest of the word “Surrender!”, so such spirits minimize our importance, drag down any soul escaping their pit and finally hurl every indictment of their own…at the Christian.
But! The son or daughter of GOD is, by HIM, told that HE sees them differently! As holy, unblameable and unreproveable in HIS eyes!
As such, we know each child of CHRIST’s is an individual and unique miracle! Though struggles fill many of our steps, those in HIS footprints display HIS providential power!
Yet the greatest view of all far surpasses its opposite in every possible way! For GOD Almighty sees us as….HIS Masterpieces!
We are made in HIS image, still perfectly unique, as sovereign poems to live out loud for HIS NAME!
Even so, it is not as if our CREATOR had to “practice to make perfect”. In no way! We were and are fashioned exactly as HE designed. As Adam and Eve were, so are we!
Therefore ignore the “mundane” labels of the world! Remember that you are a miracle who is to lift HIS NAME on high with great praise…as HIS witness TO the world!
And with eyes fixed on our Heavenly FATHER, serve HIM with such relentless confidence knowing you’re HIS masterpiece!
It’s a simple matter of having CHRIST’s perfect perspective of who we are and WHOSE we shall ever be! Amen and amen!
As HIServant in HIS immense family of masterpieces with you,
Devotional: 1 Corinthians 2:7 “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
nor have entered into the heart of man the things which GOD has prepared for those who love HIM.”
We cannot even comprehend all of GOD’s wondrous plans for us! HIS love is that immense and beyond all understanding!
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are HIS workmanship, created in CHRIST JESUS for good works, which GOD prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
So we are HIS human poems! I’m the Greek the word is “poiema” and what joy that before Time began, HE already designed for HIS own the good works which each of us should walk in.
Good works which do not save us but give us great blessing as we walk in HIS footprints!
Isaiah 55:8-9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are MY ways higher than your ways, and MY thoughts than your thoughts.”
Just as HIS ways are higher than ours, so we are the clay in the MASTER’s hands. More on that when we close today!
So consider Galatians 4:6-7 “And because you are sons (and daughters), GOD has sent the SPIRIT of HIS SON into our hearts, crying, “Abba! FATHER!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through GOD!”
Words matter! We read “BECAUSE you are sons and daughters…” This shoes chronological order. Before HIS SPIRIT was sent into our hearts…we were ALREADY HIS children! That’s how it is in life!
I was born as the son of my parents. As I slowly grew, understood my surroundings, began to crawl and then walk and finally run….
…so the “knowing” of GOD, my heavenly FATHER, followed the same pattern.
Look at the proof we see through the contrast found in John 8:37
“I know that you are Abraham’s descendants, but you seek to kill ME, because MY word has no place in you. 38 I speak what I have seen with MY FATHER, and you do what you have seen with your father.”
THEN in verse 44, JESUS plainly tells these Pharisees, “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do.”
Why this is proof is because it shows sonship. Whose sons they were versus whose sons GOD had given to CHRIST…being born from above. Not below as from satan.
So back to Galatians 4:6 “And because you are sons (and daughters), GOD has sent the SPIRIT of HIS SON into our hearts, crying, “Abba! FATHER!”
So CHRIST sees as as Masterpieces BECAUSE we are a gift from GOD the FATHER to CHRIST the SON!
John 6:37 “All that the FATHER gives ME will come to ME, and the one who comes to ME I will by no means cast out.”
So! Thank YOU, FATHER, for gifted us to YOUR SON! Thank YOU that we hear YOUR voice as such! Thank YOU for the miracle of life here to spend in YOUR service!
We are the MASTER’s pieces! Hallelujah! Praise ye then…The LORD!
Amen and amen!