Thursday, January 2nd, 2019
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10 KJV)
If you have faith in a system, you’ll build it. Likewise, if you have faith in a people, you’ll build them; and that’s what Christ is doing with us. He has faith in us; so He builds us through His Word. He trusts us, and believes in us, because we’re His Church; His workmanship. That’s what we read in our opening verse.
The world may not believe in you or expect any good thing from you, but God does. That’s the reason He called you into this glorious fellowship with Himself. Your value to Him is Jesus Christ; you’re as valuable to God as Jesus is, and that’s the price He paid for your salvation.
Therefore, refuse to limit yourself to the world’s perception of you. What your creator thinks of you is all that matters. He sees you at your best; therefore, live your best; be the best of you for Him in your world! He saw what you would become if He gave His life in your place, if He took your place of sin and gave you His righteousness. He saw that through you, His righteousness would multiply and be established in the earth and in the hearts of men.
Hebrews 12:2 says because of the joy—the glory that was set before Him—the Lord Jesus endured the Cross, despising the shame. You’re that joy, the glory that He saw. He had faith that through you, His purpose to make men sons of God, bringing them into oneness with Himself, would be fulfilled. The Bible says you’re His seed, prolonging His days. You’re His dream come true. He absolutely believes in you. Hallelujah!
PRAYER "Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for my wonderful life in Christ. Your grace and beauty are evidently manifested in and through me to my world. I was born to manifest your glory and righteousness; through me, your Kingdom reigns and expands in the earth and in the hearts of men, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
FURTHER STUDY Jeremiah 29:11; James 1:18 NLT
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 2 & Genesis 3-5
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Acts 6:1-8 & Nehemiah 4-5