For 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
Mandy shares her reflections on this verse…
These are 22 words that could make up sermons lasting hours. There’s so much in this verse and so much that speaks to the character and nature of God.
First of all, we as believers are the result of God’s workmanship. He created us, saved us and is in the process of remoulding and reconstructing us.
What’s the point of all this workmanship? Well, we’re being transformed into vessels that will serve Christ by serving the church and reaching the world. What does that look like? Well, depends on who you are. Some of us serve in churches as ministers and teachers and counsellors, some excel at hospitality, some will do maintenance on people’s homes. Some people write books, some share the Word on the radio and some engage in intercessory ministry. Actually, this list of how His workmanship is demonstrated in good works is endless.
But here’s where this verse sends us into the stratosphere…the good works we do as a result of His workmanship in our lives were already prepared for us to do before we were born.
This speaks to pre-destination – a hot topic these days – and also the Sovereignty of God which, in my opinion, is one of the toughest and brain-straining issues to try to understand. Having said that, I’m incredibly comforted to know that God knew ahead of time that He’d save me, and then re-created me to serve Him in a way He’d already determined before I was a twinkle in my daddy’s eye.