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Time with God - December 20

Sunday 20th December

Read Ephesians 2:8-10

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (v.10)

God is at work in me, shaping me so that he can work through me!

“Workmanship”—We use that word when we talk about something that has been carefully and painstakingly crafted by a master. “Just look at the workmanship!” we say.

God’s reminding you today that your life has been—and is now being—carefully crafted by the Master for a specific purpose. Not just the general purpose that you would be a good person whose life honours God. God wants to use you in ways that only a person like you could be used. Has your life been full of hardship? Then God must want to work through you in a way that could only be done by someone who has faced hardship.

Do you have physical weaknesses and limitations? Rather than thinking they keep you from being useful to God, you need to offer your weaknesses to God and invite him to use them! Ask yourself and ask God how your weaknesses can provide you with ways to minister for him that you would not have had otherwise.

When you accept that God has a purpose in everything, then you live in the exciting potential of God at work in every situation of your life—even the unpleasant ones!

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