Lessons From A Maidservant – Part 2

Lessons From A Maidservant – Part 2
Written by Felicia McKnight

Genesis 16:7-8 NLT
The angel of the LORD found Hagar beside a spring of water in the wilderness, along the road to Shur. The angel said to her, “Hagar, Sarai’s servant, where have you come from, and where are you going?” “I’m running away from my mistress, Sarai,” she replied.

Lesson #3 – God Will Send An Angel
Last week we learned from Hagar to know when it is time to flee from situations and sometimes we need a break from people and our daily life routines. Hagar ran away from her boss (or mistress), Sarai. It is not clear if Hagar had a plan once she made this escape; however, it was clear that she was distraught. Often times we can become so overwhelmed with emotions that we do not always think clearly and logically. We act out of our emotions. Fortunately God loves us so much that He will not allow us to go through our circumstances alone. Just when we think we are going through things by ourselves God will send an angel to our rescue to minister to our needs and guide us along the way He has ordained for us. I remember in the sermon my pastor preached on Easter Sunday he told us God has friends to help guide us back to God’s will. Those friends are His angels on assignment. Angels are “ministering spirits (servants) sent out in the service [of God for the assistance] of those who are to inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14 Amplified)

Have you ever found yourself in a situation and someone showed up out of the blue? All of a sudden you received a phone call, text message, e-mail, or a personal visit. They were right on time with their words of encouragement or prayer. They didn’t know what you were dealing with but their words seemed to have peeked into your prayer closet. That was no accident or coincidence, but God’s divine timing. God sent an angel. He assigned someone to you to minister to your needs. Later in scripture in verse 9-11 we will see that the angel gave Hagar specific instructions from God to direct her along the path God wanted her to go.

I remember I went through about a week and a half period of dealing with hurt, pain, and disappointment. The blows kept coming one right after the other. It was a holiday week and a busy week for my prayer partner so I didn’t bother to reach out to her for prayer. I decided I was going to try to deal with this on my own. After the holiday she got sick so that once again prevented us from having our weekly prayer call. I have other people I could have called for prayer and encouragement but I decided I was going to go through the journey alone. Although I could have used the support I relied on myself and went to the prayer closet on my matters alone. One day when my prayer partner was recovering I sent her a text message with a prayer request that evening as I knew we wouldn’t be able to talk. My normal habit is to turn my ringer off at night before I go to bed. I received a text message from someone and I realized that I hadn’t turned my ringer off. When I read the message I proceed back to sleep and I thought I turned my ringer off. As I was drifting off to sleep I was startled by the phone ringing and to my surprise it was my prayer partner calling me late. I would later discover that it was not an accident that I forgot to turn my ringer off, but God’s divine intervention. She rarely calls me out of the blue unless we plan our calls. She read my text message and said she couldn’t go to sleep without praying with me over that matter. As she started praying the Holy Spirit lead her to pray for some other areas not related to my text message and I knew God had sent an angel that night to minister to what I had been dealing with alone. What she was praying for and giving me encouraging words for had nothing to do with my text message and everything to do with the emotional rollercoaster I had been on. Her words were right on time. Some were confirmation to what I had already received from God in my prayer time. Other words were words of guidance and direction. By the time we hung up I KNEW God ordained that phone call. It was not an accident or a coincidence, but it was right on time and just what I needed to give me strength and direction that I was unable to get on my own.

“Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!” (Hebrews 13:2) I remember another time a lady showed up out of the blue in my life. I had no clue who she was. We met in the strangest of ways. We only had one mutual friend and it was actually someone I was no longer acquainted with. Under normal circumstances I would not have entertained this lady and would have cut her off thinking there was a hidden motive. However, we talked and got to know one another and later became great friends. This woman turned out to be a major blessing to my life and one of my cherished friendships. Little did I know when we met I was entertaining an angel. She has blessed me so throughout the years. Be careful and sensitive to the Holy Spirit when God sends people in your life. Be mindful of how you treat people. You never know when you are entertaining an angel of God.

There are so many examples in the Bible of God using angel’s to accomplish His will:
– An angel appeared to Abraham in Genesis 22 and directed him not to lay a hand on Isaac.
– An angel appeared to Elijah in 1 Kings 19 and advised him to go eat.
– An angel saved Daniel from being eaten by a lion in Daniel 6.
– An angel showed up in the fiery furnace with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in Daniel 3.
– An angel informed Mary she would become pregnant with Jesus in Luke 22.
– An angel showed up in the garden when Jesus was tempted by the enemy in Matthew 4.
– An angel rescued Peter from jail in Acts 12.

Praise the LORD, you angels,
you mighty ones who carry out his plans,
listening for each of his commands.
(Psalm 103:20)

As you go through the tough times in life remember you are never alone. Sometimes God will send you an angel when you least expect it just as He did with Hagar. “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” (Psalm 91:11) We think we meet people by accident or coincidence, but God sends His angels our way to help move us closer to our destiny. Other times God has angels working behind the scenes causing things to line up in your favor so that all things will work out for God’s perfect plan and will for your life. Be Blessed and Encouraged.

Prayer
Heavenly Father we praise you for the angels you send our way seen and unseen to accomplish your perfect will in our lives. When we stand in need we say thank you for angels on assignment to protect us and to guide us. Help us to be sensitive to those you send in our life and give us the discernment to know when we are in the presence of an angel helping to accomplish your perfect will for our lives. Thank you for every angel who holds our name as a personal assignment from you. May your perfect will be done and their missions accomplished in our lives. In Jesus name. Amen

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Lessons From A Maidservant – Part 1

Lessons From A Maidservant – Part 1
Written by Felicia McKnight

Genesis 16
In the book of Genesis God promised Abram and Sarai a son. God took so long to fulfill the promise that Sarai gave up on God and decided to cause the promise to come to pass by her own hands. She authorized her husband to sleep with the maidservant, Hagar, so that they could build their family. With Sarai’s permission the bedroom transaction occurred and Hagar conceived a son for Abram. She is now pregnant and Sarai is not. Recently Hagar and I had a chat and I discovered there are several lessons to be learned from a Maidservant.

Lesson #1 – Know When It’s Time To Flee
Genesis 16:6
“Abram replied, “Look, she is your servant, so deal with her as you see fit.” Then Sarai treated Hagar so harshly that she finally ran away.”

Since Sarai could not have a child she became upset when Hagar did conceive a child by her husband Abram. The Bible does not tell us exactly what Sarai’s emotions were, but when another woman is pregnant by your husband and you have a barren womb it’s safe to say Sarai was probably jealous, hurt, angry, and bitter towards Hagar. If we are not careful to control our emotions we can act out and lash out towards others in unhealthy ways which is exactly Sarai did to Hagar. The situation became so abusive and so overwhelming that Hagar couldn’t take it anymore and she ran away from home. Hagar was being chastised for doing what she was told to do by her boss. She completed her “other job duty as assigned”. When Hagar should have been rewarded for meeting her workplace goals she was punished. Pregnancy is a sensitive and emotional time for a woman, so abuse was the last thing Hagar needed or deserved as she bore Abram’s son. Hagar was dealing with two situations here: a hostile work environment and domestic abuse. We don’t know if it was physical, verbal, emotional, or all of the above, but what we do know is abusive situations are not good and should never be tolerated by anyone. Fortunately Hagar knew this and she left.

Have you ever been so overwhelmed by a situation that you just wanted to leave and never look back? Abusive situations are not the only situations we flee from. We can find ourselves in other “harsh” situations that leave us feeling like we deserve so much better. They leave us feeling unhappy and ready to break free. Unhappy situations like jobs not going anywhere, a hostile work environment, relationships that are not fruitful or supportive, careers that are meaningless, churches we are not growing in and so much more and we have to come to the point of knowing when it is time to leave.

Leaving a circumstance or a person is not the easiest thing to do. It takes strength and determination. Especially when it is a situation or person you are comfortable with or have time invested in. If the situation is one you are not happy in and having more bad days then good, then that is a sign it’s time to leave. Knowing when to leave takes wisdom and strength. These are two things we can ask God for and he promised in His word He would give it to us. He said He would never put more on us than we can bare and He will always provide a way out. (1 Corinthians 10:13) “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” (James 1:5) “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13) If you find yourself in a situation like Hagar, then it’s time to seek God on your escape plan.

Lesson #2 – Sometimes You Just Need a Break
“The angel of the LORD found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur.” (Genesis 16:7)

Not only are there situations we need to get away and close the door completely, but sometimes you just need a refreshing break from people. Individuals can enter into relationships that were once a good thing. Over time hurt and not being on the same page can damage what once was. We tend to hold on to history, memories, hurt, and pain by other people. The relationship doesn’t progress but only gets worse making it difficult to heal itself. Taking a break from a person allows you the opportunity to self- reflect and evaluate the situation without the influence of the other party. Sometimes breaks work for relationships and paves the way for reconciliation and healing. Then there are times you get a clearer answer away from that person and you realize it’s time to shut the door and move on.

Life can get overwhelming as well when you have to juggle family, bills, careers, education, ministry, etc.
A simple solution to an overwhelmed life is to just get away from it all. I remember in 2013 I endured so much and things got so overwhelming that I knew I needed to get away. I made a bold decision and booked my first vacation all by myself. I packed up and traveled out of the country and it was the best thing I have ever done for myself. I knew that vacation might not solve my problems, but it helped me temporarily get away from them all. I was able to clear my head, de-stress, have fun and spend time with God without the interruptions of family, friends, and daily life routines. It was a blessing to have my cell phone off for five days. Although the problems still existed I was able to get a refreshing renewal of my mind that I may not have gotten at home.

When you are feeling overwhelmed consider getting away like Hagar did. It doesn’t have to be for five days like mine, but an overnight retreat could do wonders. You may not be able to afford a long vacation, but there are so many affordable options now. With discount websites like priceline.com, hotwire.com, groupon getaways and a few more you can plan yourself a short staycataion or an overnight hotel stay to temporarily get away from it all. It may not solve your problems, but I can testify that it will certainly help you regroup and breathe.

Today I encourage you to examine your stressful situations. Seek God for clarity and direction on the matter to know if it’s time to shut the door completely or just take a break. God doesn’t want His children in situations that leaves them unhappy and miserable. He desires to give us his best. He will let you know when it’s time and He may even prompt you to just get away for a little while to clear your mind. Now if you do go away don’t take running away from home for its literal meaning. Be sure to let a trusted person know where you are. *smile* I learned a lot from Hagar, so stay tuned for Part 2 on next week. Be Blessed and Encouraged.

Prayer
Heavenly Father, typically we look down on the help. However after reading the story of Hagar I learned you speak to us through all people. Help us not to overlook messages from heaven by judging the book by its cover or the person by their status. I pray for those that are in unhappy situations where they find themselves hurting, unhappy, and miserable. I pray that you would grant each person wisdom, discernment, and strength to know when it’s time to walk away for good. I pray that you would heal every hurting heart. Help us to trust you that when one door closes and even better door will open as you always desire to give us your best. When life becomes overwhelming I pray that you would provide us with the resources for a temporary way of escape to regroup and rejuvenate our mind. We thank you that you will never give us more than we can bare and we trust that no matter what you are working all things out for our good. In Jesus name. Amen

The God We Serve is Able

The God We Serve is Able
Written by Felicia McKnight

Daniel 3:17-18 NIV
“If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Today let’s look at a story that serves as a reminder to us that nothing is too impossible for our God. In Daniel Chapter 3 we have the story of the blazing furnace. King Nebuchadnezzar built a figure known as the image of gold in which he commanded everyone in the land regardless of their nationality to worship. If the people were disobedient to King Nebuchadnezzar’s commands they would immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace (verse 6). When the music played everyone fell down to worship the image of gold except Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. A group of astrologers noticed their rebellion and ran to tell King Nebuchadnezzar what took place. The Bible lets us know that King Nebuchadnezzar was furious with rage (verse 13) and demanded Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego be brought before him.

When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were brought before King Nebuchadnezzar they were informed again of the commandment that they were to bow down to the golden image. He gave them another opportunity to worship the golden image and questioned why they did not bow down to worship. There are several lessons we can learn today from Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

STAND ON WHAT YOU BELIEVE
“Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up. Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and his attitude toward them changed. He ordered the furnace heated seven times hotter than usual.” (verse 16-19)

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego knew God’s word and were so confident in what they believed in that they did not feel the need to have to explain themselves to the King. They knew they served a jealous God and that they were not going to bow down and settle for someone else’s definition of worship. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God.” (Exodus 20:3-5) As Christians we have to know God and know His word, so that when we come face to face with the enemy and trials we know what we are standing on. The word of God is a part of our armor defined in Ephesians 6. God commands us in Ephesians 6:13 “put on the full armor of God so that when the day of evil comes you may be able to stand your ground.” These men had on their belt of truth and was able to stand their ground. Read God’s word. Meditate on it. Memorize it. Put it in your heart so that you can stand on what you believe when you need it.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego knew God’s character. They knew Him as a deliverer. They knew that the situation they were facing would not last long and that God was not going to leave them there. “The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all.” (Psalm 34:19) Whatever situation you are facing today, know that God will deliver you. As you study God’s word you are able to learn more about His character and you will know that God never leaves the righteous forsaken. (Psalm 37:25)

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego also knew that even if God allowed them into the furnace that God’s perfect will was being accomplished. There are often times God will allow us to go through our fiery furnace situations. We don’t understand them while we are there. We don’t know how God is going to work the situation out. We just have to know like they did that whether good or bad God is working it out for good (Romans 8:28) and that there is a greater purpose for the trials we face. Are you able to look back over your life at circumstances you have gone through? It felt like you were going through pure hell. You did not know why you had to go through it. You did not understand what God was doing. You did not know how God was going to work it out. Now that you are on the other side of hot you can look back and see the greater purpose God had for that situation.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were determined to serve God anyhow. No matter how tough things get you are you able to operate in a place of faith and say that you will serve God anyhow? Can you trust God anyhow?

KNOW THAT GOD IS WITH YOU
“Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?” They replied, “Certainly, Your Majesty.” He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.” (Daniel 3:24-25)

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown into the furnace as a party of three, but miraculously a guest showed up and they became a party of four. No matter what we are going through we can know God’s character and know that He is God Immanuel, the God that is with us. (Matthew 1:23) He will not allow us to face challenges on our own. He is with us every step of the way. He is sovereign. He sees all and He knows all that you are going through. “The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry” (Psalm 34:15)

GOD IS ABLE
Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!” So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them.” (Daniel 3:26-27)

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego believed that God would deliver them and He did! Most of us already have in mind how we will overcome a situation, but God has a way of coming up with strange ways (by our standards) of answering our prayers. Going into the fiery furnace I’m sure they had to have thought that was it. We are going on to glory in this heat. Nope, not the case at all. God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts, so off to the furnace they went. God is so POWERFUL that they not only came out alive, but “the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them.” (Daniel 3:27) God put them through a test of their faith that they were standing on. Often God will put us in difficult and impossible situations so we can truly see just how big and powerful He is. He puts us in situations that are beyond what our abilities can fix, so that we can truly see how powerful God is. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego remained faithful and God delivered.

GOD WILL DO MORE THAN WHAT YOU ASK FOR
Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God. Therefore I decree that the people of any nation or language who say anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego be cut into pieces and their houses be turned into piles of rubble, for no other god can save in this way.” Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the province of Babylon.” (Daniel 3:28-30)

In this situation the problem is they needed deliverance out of a fiery furnace. God did more than just deliver them He changed the heart of the King. In verse 7 King Nebuchadnezzar was worshiping the golden image, but in verse 26 He was acknowledging El Eloyon, the Most High God. Not only did He worship God, but He ordered everyone to now worship the most high God. When we are delivered out of our circumstances sometimes the deliverance is not only for us, but so that others can experience God’s glory. There is a greater glory God wants to do in us and through us and sometimes we just have to bare the cross.

Jesus had to suffer. He suffered on the cross by himself yet his suffering served a greater purpose in saving all of us. No matter what we go through even if it looks like it is a difficult and an impossible situation we have to stand on God’s word and believe it. As we celebrate this Holy Week and approach Easter we are reminded that nothing is impossible with God.
– If God can deliver Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the fiery furnace;
– If God can impregnate Sarah and Hannah’s barren womb’s;
– If God can part the Red Sea and deliver the Israelites;
– If God can save Daniel from the Lion’s Den;
– If God can cause David to kill a giant;
– If God can raise Lazarus and Jesus from the dead;
Then what more can He do for our impossible situations? God is ABLE! Be blessed and encouraged.

Prayer
Heavenly Father, we come trusting that you are bigger than any problem we could ever face. Help us to trust you in our circumstances no matter how difficult they seem. Help us to trust you even when we don’t understand the why, the what, and the how. We know that no matter what it looks like the outcome will be your perfect will and all glory and praises belong to you. Amen

Thank You For Your Grace

Heavenly Father we rise this morning thanking you for another day . Thank you that it was a part of your perfect will to include us in your plans for today! Lord, thank you for your GRACE. We humbly recognize that we don’t deserve your grace. Thank you for loving us so much that you chose us while we were still sinners. You chose to save us from our ungodly ways by sending your only son to die for our sins. There were times we have done things not pleasing to you in our thoughts, language, and actions. We have mistreated people and done things we weren’t supposed to, but your grace still had mercy on us. Thank that what we have done in the past doesn’t reflect who we are as a person. Thank you that our past isn’t a determining factor for whether or not you chose to love us. Thank you for your grace. Thank you that your grace watches over us and protects us. There are times we placed our own selves in circumstances, but knowingly and unknowingly You protected us. You kept us. You watched over us. Thank you for your grace. There are times we have prayed and asked you for things yet you chose not to give them to us. You were protecting us or you had better plans beyond what our mind could comprehend. Thank you for your grace. You could have given us what we asked for but you chose to save your best for your children. Even with our salvation we still stray at times, but thank you that your grace has unconditional love and a cross attached to it. Thank you that grace allows us the opportunity for the forgiveness of our sins. Thank you that grace allows us another chance to get it right. Thank you that your grace allows us to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. Thank you that your grace orders our steps down righteous paths. Thank you that your grace gives us peace and joy, thank you that your grace gives us protection and provision. Thank you that your grace allows us to place our feet on a solid rock. Thank you that your grace allows us to have a loving relationship with you. Lord thank you on today and always for your saving and protecting GRACE. Amen

I AM God’s Workmanship

Felicia @ Painting With A Twist (Shreveport, LA)
I Am God’s Workmanship
Written by Felicia McKnight

Ephesians 2:10 Amplified
For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].

I recently had my first “Painting with a Twist Experience”. When I walked into the studio I discovered that there was a seat assigned to me. It had my name on the supplies that I would need along with a blank canvas containing the outline of the object we would paint. Since I was in the great state of Louisiana it should have been no surprise that we would paint a fleur de lis. As the session began I discovered the studio staff had a fleur de lis already painted and completed. Being that we are all unique individuals no two paintings would have been an exact match to the painting the studio created, but it served as a guide of what our finished product would come close to resembling. As the session started we were instructed to pick a color and draw an outline around the shape. Every so many minutes the instructor would guide us through the next steps. He told us which color to use and the technique. If we needed assistance or struggled in some areas the instructor was there to assist us and guide us through to our completed master piece. As I reflected on my painting experience I was reminded that our spiritual lives mimic this painting experience.

“For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew]…”
We are God’s creative and unique creation. “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27 NKJV) When we receive salvation our sins are forgiven and we become new creatures in Christ. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV) We are like a blank canvas ready for our new journey in Christ. We will never be perfect beings, but we should strive to resemble our maker. His desire is for us to grow spiritually and become more like Him each day.

“That we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time]…”
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV) God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives. You might refer to it as your purpose or your calling. Many times when we hear the word “calling” or the statement “I was called to…” we think it is associated with pulpit preaching, but that is not always the case. Each one of us has something on the inside of us that is unique to whom God created us to be. We have this special “gift” to do good works for the kingdom of God. Some may have the calling to work with elderly people, some may have a calling to assist with children, some may have a calling to encourage others, some have a calling of administration, some have a calling to feed the homeless, some have the calling to teach in some capacity. There are many other callings, but my point is that no matter what it is in some capacity it should be tied to bring glory to God. Because God put it in you your calling is something you enjoy doing. It is something that comes natural to you. Whatever the calling on your life is God predestined you to accomplish it before you were even placed on this earth.

“That we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].”
Just like the studio I was in had a finished photo as my guide and someone that guided me to my completed masterpiece God is with us. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) Hope means an “expected end.” God has work He desires all of us to accomplish and a life He desires us to live. The only way to know what our purpose is is to seek God on the matter. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. “ (James 1:5 NKJV) I love a quote I recently heard by T.D. Jakes, “We should be the highest and best expression of ourselves.” God is there to lead us and guide us every step of our journey to be the best us He created us to be. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.” (Psalm 37:23)

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10 NKJV)

As you reflect on who you are in Christ be reminded today that you are a Masterpiece. You are God’s workmanship. You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) to do great things for God. Walk in your purpose and your destiny by being who God uniquely created you to be. Be Blessed and Be Encouraged.

Prayer
Heavenly Father thank you for making us the unique individuals that we are. Help each of us to be a doer of your word. Give us the wisdom, knowledge, and revelation of your purpose for our lives. Each one of us has something planted on the inside of us called purpose. Now it is time for purpose to blossom in our lives so that we may accomplish your perfect will in us and through us. Lead us and guide us to be the highest and best expression of our being that we may bring you glory in all that you would have us to do. In Jesus Name. Amen