You are God's masterpiece!

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
— Ephesians 2:10

I went to the Louvre Museum in Paris a few years ago. The moment you walk into the place your eyes are captivated by these giant pieces of artwork. They have all kinds of sculptures and pictures in there but the most notable is the Mona Lisa. I had to wait in line for this picture with anticipation. After seeing the most incredible wall to wall murals I knew this was going to be good! I was wrong.

There it was. The most notable piece of art in the world. And it was priceless. Ugly and small but priceless nonetheless.  What was all the fuss about? The chick didn't even contour her face for the picture! 

If something so little and drab could be called a masterpiece, what are you and I?! The Bible says in Ephesians 2:10 that we are God's masterpiece, created to do the good things He's planned for us long ago. Stop and think about that!

God has created you to be a masterpiece so that He could show you off! He has a plan and purpose for you that are GOOD. He wants you to be that showpiece everyone talks about. The next time you look in the mirror say it out loud for your brain to capture. “I am God’s masterpiece!”

He doesn't want you strung out on heroin. He doesn't want you throwing up after each meal. He hates that demon in you that makes you want to cut yourself. Recognize your worth. You were created to be free from the oppression of the devil. You are destined for great things. If you think no one believes in you remind yourself of this scripture. God believes in you so much, He has planned good things for your life! You are priceless!

You cannot attain those great plans for your life without first accepting Jesus into your heart. In the same passage it says He created us anew in Christ Jesus so that we can fulfill those wonderful things He’s planned out for us. Accepting Jesus as your savior is the first step!

 

If you’ve never done that, say this prayer out loud!

Heavenly Father, forgive me of my sins.

I recognize my need for a savior. 

Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. 

I believe you died for my sins. 

I believe that you were raised from the deadon the third day so that I could be free! 

I accept your forgiveness right now! 

Thank you for your sacrifice Jesus!

Now fill me with your Spirit, never to be the same again! 

In Jesus name!