Daily Encouragement – 7/29

July 29

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

            That’s what I’m talking about! Here’s the thing that amazes me most: He created me just as I am, flaws and all. He could have made me look like a movie star, made me as smart as Einstein and as strong as Hercules, but He already had some of those kinds of folks, and He needed me to be me.

            I like to compare us to clay pots and vessels thrown by the master potter. Each pot is made to do a specific chore, and so many of the same design are made, with each one unique in its own way. None come out of the fire as an exact replica of another. Each may also carry something different. Not every jar will carry water; some will be used to carry other things.

            Sometimes a jar or vessel thrown by the potter will even have defects in it. It may not be as beautiful as the more perfect creations, but yet it can still carry what needs to be carried, and sometimes there is beauty in the flaws. Here’s something to ponder: what we—the vessels God has created—carry was determined by our maker. He knew before He made us what He would put into us. It is Christ Jesus, and we will carry His message of salvation to the world. It was in the potter’s plan right from the start.

God created each of us to do the part of His plan He prepared for us to do. Works good for me!

2 Comments »

  1. sherry mashburn said

    Good morning! I know you are a true work of art and god’s vessel. I love you. You are anointed!

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