Slowly and with purpose He begins chipping away – to reveal His masterpiece that, ultimately, glorifies Him.
A crude slab, it was all I had to offer; One that was stained with the iniquities of my sin, marred by religion, and scuffed by a self-relying overview of faith. It was just a small breeze away from destruction.
Then, grace. In the ultimate act of mercy and love – came refinement…came redemption. A slab that should be deemed unworthy and tossed aside to the “junk” pile, was seen as a beautiful treasure by a God who can make all things new.
Restored. Slowly and with purpose He begins chipping away – to reveal His masterpiece that, ultimately, glorifies Him. A work of perfection being made through Him and for Him.
Unique. A distinct structure that is handcrafted by the Great Artist. It is a beautiful work of art that reflects Him like no other can.
“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 (NLT)
Every day He works, paying ever so close attention to the smallest of details as He constructs me into His masterpiece. The glory? Never to be mine, for I am the result of His work.
I was saved by His grace…but it doesn’t end there. His grace extends, to not only justify, but to sanctify. The result of His grace, is a creation being made new through Him and in Him. The old is gone…
A daily yielding to His Spirit as He guides me and brings about His perfection in me. There is not a place of “arrival”. It is an ongoing process, until the day in Glory.
My prayer, every day, is that I glorify Him. I ask that my life will point to – a God who loves, a Jesus who saves and a Spirit who guides. His work in me and my life is nothing short of miraculous and I am thankful.