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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…


If you have ever walked through a season of unhappiness or loneliness and you are surrounded by people of faith, then someone has probably told you to the following:
Keep your chin up remember that the joy of the Lord is your strength!
That type of encouragement used to get under my skin because it was like telling someone who ran out of gas on the side of the road that they need gas. Add to that the fact that I did not truly understand what the joy of the Lord was.
I always took that to mean that my happiness would come if I would just get into God. I am learning that my happiness only comes when God gets into me!
I was burdened by the pressure of not being good enough the way I used to see it. Now I realize that all I have to do is let the Lord in and stop beating up myself. If I think about what He says about me and understand how He thinks of me I can get happy. When He arrives He brings His peace, His love and His joy. And the joy that comes with Him gives me the strength to endure. 
Maybe life is hard right now. You may even feel a bit overwhelmed. Just remember, the Joy of the Lord is YOUR strength too! Don't worry about getting into God, just let God get into you!