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You are a Masterpiece

For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,  which God prepared in advance for us to do. Eph 2:10

Can you wrap your head around this verse? You were made in the image of God, His workmanship. A masterpiece. You have been crafted and created by design. That design was set up before you were born so that you would accept Him as Lord, move towards His purposes, and start doing good things that put a smile on His face. You've had other options. All of us have. But at some point we all realize that someone has their eye on us. Someone is watching over us. Your life has purpose: to bring His glory into the lives of those that you are in fellowship with. As you build your relationship with Him, you will begin to truly enjoy all that comes with walking it out. Blessings will overtake you! Favor will surround you! So many times we are bombarded by bad news, ambushed by difficulties and adverse circumstances. That is part of life. But when we realize that we w…

Rest and Relaxation

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Mat 11:28

Jesus asked us to move in His direction when we are feeling tired. I've talked to many people lately that just seem worn out. It seems we get so involved with stuff that we often hurt the stuff that really matters. In our busy-ness we damage our business.
I think that Jesus' definition of rest is not to "cease activity" but rather to do His activity rather than yours. It's an exchange of that stuff. When you are involved in the right things, it does not feel laborious at all. Consider this: you may not need a vacation, you may need another job!
If you are weary and overwhelmed, if you are tired and wrung out by life, move closer to the Lord. Your hope and help can be found in Christ. Just don't be looking for that rest He provides to always be a break. It may just be a breakout in a new direction!