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God’s Poetry

by Mike Sanders

MikeSanders  The Bible says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”1

The Creator formed and weaved me together in my mother’s womb. The intricacy and precision of man, continues to fascinate researchers in the life and social sciences. David said, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”2

What happened? My sin brought ruin. Death, decay, dust . . . 3 But God, created me anew. I have been born a second time. It happened in union with Christ Jesus. As Jesus was resurrected, the Holy Spirit raised me, too. Having come forth from a tomb, I am a new man in Christ.4

Now what? Now, I am God’s workmanship. Look at this. Synonyms for “workmanship” include masterpiece, fabric, or poetry (pŏiēma). Poetry is a vivid word. It illustrates how God’s hand is working in my life, the poem. The Poet writes line by line, day by day. The verse, meter, and rhyme show the design. God has and is preparing me.

Why hesitate? It is He Who put me in this setting. It is He Who enables and equips me. It is He Who will continue to completion what He has begun.5  It is He Who prepared the work. It is shovel ready, awaiting my commitment.6

What’s next? There is no reason for hesitation or apprehension. Here I am, saved to serve, and ready to get to work. My best is the least I’ll offer, and my Father will get glory to Himself as I walk the walk.7 Today is the day.

1 Ephesians 2:10

2 Psalms 139:13-14

3 Romans 3:23; 6:23

4 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Romans 6:3-11; 8:9-11

5 Philippians 1:6

6 Matthew 5:14-16; Ephesians 2:10; Titus 2:11-14

7 Matthew 5:16; 1 Timothy 6:17-19

 

               Mike Sanders is a member of Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY




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