For we are God’s masterpiece. He has crated us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
That’s who I am! I am God’s masterpiece. And a masterpiece is valuable, priceless, and highly desired. Feelings lie, but God’s word is true. The “me” that peeps out with selfishness, greed, laziness, or jealousy isn’t who I really am. To God, I am valuable, priceless, and highly desired. This is who I really am.
Because of Jesus, I can be who I’m really supposed to be. I can do the good things God desires dearly and the world needs greatly.
I love Jesus. I tell him often that I love him. I fill my heart with what I love about him. I let him seep out of my heart. This is how I get to be the “real” me. It’s not by doing the good things I think God wants me to do from my own stock of short lived, limited, and finite will power and self-control. The good things God has planned for me to do get done through Jesus living in me. I fill up my heart with him and HE makes me who I really am and lets me do what I really need to do.
If you knew me in high school, college, 20 years ago, or even just yesterday, I am not that Janys anymore. Who I really am gets more and more noticeable every day as I love, love, love Jesus and fill my heart and mind up with all that I love about him and all that he has done.
Because of Jesus... I am new. I am valuable. I am good. That’s who I really am!
Thank you for making me totally new and different and like your Son. Thank you that I can look at my frustrations and outbursts and know that’s not who I really am. And thank you for the power and ability (Philippians 2:13) to be who I really am simply by loving Jesus and letting him seep out of my heart. What an easy burden, delightful task, and freeing practice. I love you and thank you and pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.