You are a Poem!
Happy Thanksgiving My Beloved Esthers,
In your giving of thanks today, be thankful too that you are a POEM!
There is a wrestling in the church especially those of us who have grasped grace on what is works? So I want to take a moment to expound here. There is nothing you can do to earn your salvation other than receive it. Jesus did it all! Our works can’t earn our salvation. Our resume does not move the hand of God. Our to do list does not make Him more or less pleased with us.
Ponder this truth though.... In Jewish Culture when someoneconfessed that Jesus is Lord with their lips they often had to follow that statement by walking away from their family, homes, careers and sometimes even spouses. Confessing Jesus is Lord doesn’t have that same price in our country that it does in Israel and especially not in the days of Jesus, so we must watch that our confession is not ritual but truth. There is a price to following Jesus and for me the only thing that remains from the 8 years ago that I got radical is my children. Everything else in my life looks different, and for that I am grateful!
Jesus was a servant and as we take on His heart we are drawn to serve. This is different from serving from obligation. As we become more like Him, we are compelled by love to do His will on Earth.
We serve because we desire to emulate the heart of the Father which is to take care of those who are in need and to make disciples of nations. Now on a different note, as we come into our true identity and our knowledge of the Kingdom of God on earth, we long to be apart of what God is doing. This desire for purpose is different from salvation. This desire for purpose is in our divine DNA.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
In greek the word workmanship or handiwork is more like a poem. Rob says this,
“We were a scroll in Heaven with poetic power that has now entered the Earth to cause the writings in Heaven to become flesh.”
Spend some time today remembering the things that make you come alive. What do you look forward to doing? What do you do well consistently? These are all keys to the poem in you! Just reflect today on the desires of your heart. Be thankful today and allow the oxytocin to fill your brain bonding you to His heart! Remember as we are appreciative oxytocin is released in our brains that draw us into deeper connection with other, even Jesus!
With a thankful heart,