For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planed for us long ago.
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
God has made me a new creation. But I was not recreated for myself. God has a purpose for me – and it isn’t something He just made up on the spot.
Before I made you in your mother’s womb, I chose you. Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work.
Jeremiah 1:5 (NCV)
God has been thinking about me and making plans for me long before I ever existed here on earth. I was fully formed in the mind of God with talents, abilities and purpose. He has put time and effort in planning and preparing the things He wants me to accomplish. Not for my glory, but for His.
And the incredible thing is that He allows me to share in His glory.
God once said, “Let the light shine out of the darkness!” This is the same God who made his light shine in our hearts by letting us know the glory of God that is in the face of Christ.
II Corinthians 4:6 (NCV)