Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
What comes to your mind when you HEAR the word "Masterpiece"? Maybe you think of something unique, shiny, exquisite, or remarkable?
The dictionary defines the word masterpiece in this way: "something of remarkable excellence; exceptionally brilliant. Something considered the greatest achievement of its creator.”
Do you realize that when God saved us, He saved us to transform ourselves and to make a work of art in our lives?
Salvation is something that only God can give. It is His powerful and creative work in us. But have you ever wondered why God did that? By sacrificing His only Son for sinners like us? Ephesians 2:10 reveals to us clearly, that he created us to be different creatures, unique human beings, brilliant, exquisite, desirable, that does not exist in this world, and remarkable in the midst of a rotten and wicked world.
His reason: so that we could live and breathe with our lives an image of His grace and mercy. God not only radically changed us into new creatures, but He also wants to use us as showcases of His art.
Now, how do we become that masterpiece that God wants us to be?
#1. By submitting to the purposes that God has for your life.
Jeremiah 18:1-7 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel. At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;
God has a purpose for each one He saves, no one is here without a purpose. God saved us for one day to be with Him in heaven, but while that happens, He has plans, and purposes for us! That is exactly what happened to Apostle Paul.
Acts 9:6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
Someone said that the revelation of the perfect will of God is the greatest satisfaction in the life of the human being.
#2. By letting ourselves be molded to become what God purposes us to be
Jeremiah 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
Acts 9:15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
Sometimes God's ways to make us better is to break us, that way He can put us back together in His own way.
Someone said: “Before God uses someone, He has to break them to mold them after Himself.”
Let us not make the mistake of making any move, or taking any action, unless we have gone to God and gotten some counsel about it.
A biblical template I use and that I have been taught when it comes to proving my music.