You are one of God’s best creations! His Masterpiece.
I have a few sermons that are “masterpieces” Or at least I thought they were at the time. Rarely do I preach the same sermon twice but there have been a few that I brush off and reshape to tell the basics again. Most of them are around Advent/Christmas. Perhaps the sermons aren’t really that good but it is the season where people are more open to a message of joy in their lives and therefore these sermons are better received.
In any case, these “masterpieces” are far from perfect. They rely on a host of things going well in order for them to land in people’s hearts. Such as:
- My connection with the congregation
- The music and prayers that come before the message
- The prayer and preparation that goes into the message
- The delivery
- What’s going on in the world at the time
That’s a short list of things that I don’t always have control over. But I still have agency. I still need to put in the work in every sermon with hopes that the parts I don’t have control over will connect by the help of the Holy Spirit.
We are God’s Masterpieces. We are meant to be what others look at in order to see the goodness of God. But are we doing everything we can to make sure this comes to fruition? Such as:
- Making connections with others. Letting others know that they are loved beyond measure.
- Praying that we can be the person God has called and created us to be.
- Preparing our hearts daily to stay in love with God.
- Doing the work God calls us to in order to make the world a better place
- Being attentive to where God is working in the world and joining Him there
We were created to be God’s masterpieces but that doesn’t mean we always look the part. We have work to do. And it can be done. We all know people who are the very definition of a Godly masterpiece. They didn’t do that alone. They didn’t become that by doing nothing.
Think about the time when you truly did something God was calling you to do. Dust it off. And reshape it to do again.
We aren’t meant to be in a museum. We are meant to be public art. Show off all that God has done in your life. You never know what your beauty allows someone else’s to shine as well.
Until Everyone Hears,
Ephesians 2:10. 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.