Wednesday, May 12, 2010

His Masterpiece

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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.” Ephesians 2:10 NLT

Each day we can respond to the opportunities God places before us. Not opportunities to be famous, powerful, or rich, but opportunities to glorify Him. These opportunities will often be found amidst the ordinary days, and routine moments of our lives.


Today, God may give you the opportunity to manifest an attitude that reflects what He thinks and feels; to perform an action that expresses what He wants to do in a certain situation; to share words that speak His heart and His truth into someone’s life; to express kindness that extends His grace and mercy to someone in need.  (Devotional by: Roy Lessin)

 

I received this devotional last month and have been mediating on it ever since.  I do want to be a vessel that brings glory and honor to Jesus each day. I know I may fall short of that target, but I am still determined to make it my life’s goal.

I pray to be more sensitive and discerning when opportunities are given to me to glorify Jesus.  What an awesome privilege it is to show the world how great and powerful our loving Heavenly Father truly is.

 

Father, here are my hands; please work through them as I yield myself to you. Here is my voice; speak your words through me as I follow your prompting. Here are my feet; guide them in the paths of righteousness as I obey your leading. Here is my heart; fill it with a love that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

May You be glorified in every trial I face or decisions that I make each day.  Help me to be the masterpiece you predestined me to be. I give all the glory and honor to you.  In Jesus name, Amen.

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26 comments:

partialemptynester said...

Same verse, but from a different perspective...love the idea of clay in the potter's hands!! Someone else used this verse today, too...God's up to something, isn't He :)

Joan Davis said...

Just like you, my prayer is also to be a vessel through which God's glory will be seen. Thank you for the beautiful post!

Brian the old man said...

He truly is an awesome God. I like your photo and this verse. I especially love the prayer you had at the end. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. In answer to your question, I did not take the photo I used, I retrieved it from morguefile, a site that offers free photos to share and use. There is a link to it on my blog in the sidebar if you are interested. Thanks again and I pray God continues to bless you and your ministry.

Lisa said...

What a wonderful verse and the perfect photo for it! Happy WFW!

Karen said...

This was beautiful, Susan!

e-Mom said...

I've enjoyed cruising your blog this evening Susan. Busy times for Moms, yes? (Happy Belated Mother's Day!)

A big round of applause for Jordan. Well done, and praise the Lord for his goodness to you and your family.

Lynn said...

Praying!
Psalm 17:5-8 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them. Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings.
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GlowinGirl said...

Isn't it amazing to think that God has all these plans mapped out for us? A purpose all laid out? I pray I don't miss the gifts because of my own willfulness.

Ozjane said...

I go all mushy when I see clay and the potters hands.
So often this image has been super real when God has been doing something new in my life.

Denise said...

Awesome verse, and picture.

Grami's girls said...

What a powerful prayer. I've enjoyed reading your blog. We have those grandbabies in common!

luvmy4sons said...

Amen. Oh Amen!

Nicholson Photography said...

Comforting to know that God has a purpose for us...So we don't have to come up with one! And that God made us so we know we can fulfill it!

From the Heart said...

Beautiful picture and verse. He is the potter I am the clay. I think that's a line from a song. I love your prayer and stand in agreement with you. To used by God is one of the things I want most in my life.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I was late getting it on. For some reason I had a hard time finding a verse but then all of a sudden it appeared.

daylily777 said...

Amen! Every day is a choice to be faithful to what he has called us to do .Wonderful WFW!
Blessings,
~Myrna

Anonymous said...

I love this part.

"These opportunities will often be found amidst the ordinary days, and routine moments of our lives."

Great devotional!

Have a wonderful day!

Love,
Kristin

Wanda said...

I love this picture and this line "Not opportunities to be famous, powerful, or rich, but opportunities to glorify Him." I believe opportunities are all around us.

Lynn said...

Thanking the Lord for sparing my grand baby's life! He used a very observant nurse, a team who literally ran down the hall with my daughter in her bed, and an emergency c-section. The cord had been wrapped rightly around Franklin's neck! The Lord is so gracious!
Continuing to pray!
Psalm 17:15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
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Lynn said...

This passage is so very special. We have such assurance of our salvation! Eyewitness testimony! Praying!
I John 1:1-4 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
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Lynn said...

Always here praying!
Hebrews 6:18-20: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
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冠慧 said...

失去金錢的人,失去很多;失去朋友的人,失去更多;失去信心的人,失去所有。...............................................................

Lynn said...

Here praying!
Psalm 71:1-3 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me. Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
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The IE Mommy said...

Love the picture and the verse. I have mine up too!

Lynn said...

Know that I'm always here praying!
Psalm 71:5-7: For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth. By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee. I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
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Lynn said...

Praying right now!
Psalm 71:14-16 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more. My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof. I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
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LisaShaw said...

Susan,

I'm ALWAYS so blessed when I visit. What a beautiful message and photo. I was captivated the moment I saw the photo and then once I read your heart drew me in.

Our GOD is the Potter and isn't it awesome that His Hands are upon us and that we are His clay being masterfully, lovingly and tenderly shaped by Him?! Amen and Amen!!!

I love you dear one.