“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
I was reminded this week of a message God gave me in a sermon I read about years ago. It’s worthy of sharing with you.
During this entire week, I felt compelled to say these words:
“Lord, this is your body. You made me so that I could come to this earth for your good pleasure. Today, Lord, use my eyes Lord, so that I might see. Use me Lord for all those who are seeking after Thee. Use my ears Lord, so that I may hear those who are crying for help because they live in constant fear. Use my tongue Lord, so I may confess my sins Lord, and then I can give testimony to the world of your goodness. Use my arms Lord, so I may reach out — and gather up those who are lost who doubt your goodness and mercy.”
Those who doubt you, Lord, you say in Mark 11:23, “For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
“Use my legs Lord; let them run free to bring your sheep back unto Thee. Use me Lord, use all of me. Help me to find those who can’t see.”
If you ever doubt God can use you, read Ephesians 2:10, which says, “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.”
We are His workmanship, and you can search the scriptures to prove it. Don’t you know you’re God’s masterpiece? You were created to do His Will. We are all created to do those good things He planned for us to do long ago. Scripture tells us, He knew you before you were formed in your mother’s womb. We are His masterpiece, defined as a product with a designated purpose.
Do you wonder who God uses most often, and do you wonder, why them? God uses the insecure as well as the strong. Look at what Moses said in Exodus 4:10-12: “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue. The Lord said to him, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
Or read 2 Corinthians 12:9: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Take time to pray without ceasing, quote scriptures throughout the day and sing songs of praise! When you see someone in need, help them out if you can.
An example is my health seminars, where my company teaches adults and youths how to lead healthier lives while living with Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. When the program is over, it is a blessing when some of my participants come to me to say ‘thank you’ and tell me just how much they have been blessed by what they have learned in our training program. Some have lost 25 to 30 pounds, their blood sugar levels went down enormously, and blood pressures are under better control. Why? Because the Lord is using me — be blessed and allow Him to use you for His glory, too!
Lyndia Grant is a speaker/writer living in the D.C. area. Her radio show, “Think on These Things,” airs Fridays at 6 p.m. on 1340 AM (WYCB), a Radio One station. Visit her website, www.lyndiagrantshow.com, send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240-602-6295. Follow her on Twitter @LyndiaGrant and on Facebook.