WORK OF ART

Eph. 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

I remember years ago when Dick Mills gave today’s verse as a prophetic word to my wife Parris. It was a beautiful word about the various giftings that at that time were yet to be displayed in her. I began to see this verse from a different perspective that day as I heard Brother Mills tell Parris “you are the Lord’s work of art”. Here is Brother Mills’ definition of this beautiful Bible word.
“workmanship, poiema: From the verb poieo, “to make.” (Compare “poem” and “poetry.”) The word signifies that which is manufactured, a product, a design produced by an artisan. Poiema emphasizes God as the Master Designer, the universe as His creation (Rom. 1:20), and the redeemed believer as His new creation (Eph. 2:10). Before conversion our lives had no rhyme or reason. Conversion brought us balance, symmetry, and order. We are God’s poem, His work of art.”
The Lord has a unique and special plan to be displayed in each of us. You too are His work of art or His masterpiece. Here is how Watchman Nee describes this verse.
“The first clause could as well be rendered “We are his masterpiece.” The church is the very best God can produce. It can never be improved on. We look around and see breakdown everywhere, and we wonder, what is the church coming to? I tell you, she is not “coming to” anything; she has arrived. We do not look forward to discover her goal; we look back. God reached His end in Christ before the foundation of the world. As we move on with Him in the light of that eternal fact, we witness even now its progressive manifestation. In Romans 8:30 Paul tells us that those God has foreordained He has both called and justified and glorified. Thus, all His own have, in His intention, already been glorified. In Christ the goal is reached. The church has already come to glory!”
Individually and corporately God is working on His painting. We catch glimpses of its beauty now, the day is coming when will see His work unveiled in all of its glory. It will be breathtaking. Until that day yield your life to the master artesian, He is working on you and through you on His magnificent work of art.

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