READ: Ephesians 2
THINK: God is in business of behind the scenes work, and we are totally oblivious to it most of the time. Everything in this chapter is helping us understand the plan that God has been unfolding since the beginning of time! It’s incredible.
Think about this, God has already figured out a bunch of great works that you get to be a part of! He has already dreamed up amazing ways for you to be a part of his story. I started thinking about the honor of being a person who is used by God and it reminded me of a show Iʼve been watching called, “The Worst Chefs in America.” Itʼs a silly food network show that takes people who canʼt even boil water and teams them up with incredible chefs who teach them how to cook. The dishes these amateurs serve represent their chef. For example, Bobby Flay teaches me how to make roasted duck, and gives me everything I need to do it, but then I get to add my own seasoning and actually execute it. However, in the end, the goal is not for people to think it is a dish I made, but rather a dish Bobby Flay made.
I hope you are tracking with me…because this is what itʼs like to serve God! He doesnʼt need us to get stuff done, but yet he dreams up ways of getting us involved in his plan. He values you so deeply that he has special work, designed and appropriate just for you, to get done. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are Godʼs workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
We are on Godʼs team, and if we listen to him he is going to reveal to us the good works he has prepared. You already have everything you need in order to accomplish what God wants you to do for today. He prepares, he equips and then he asks you to get involved! In the end the glory should never come back to us, but people should look and say, “Wow, look what God has done!”
This verse not only gets me fired up to look for where God might be asking me to serve him, it also humbles me and puts me in a position of patience. Sometimes I think I know exactly what God wants me to do… and then the opportunities I thought I had coming, never come. This verse reminds me that God knows where he wants me and I need to be faithful to wait for his leading.
LISTEN: Slow down and take some time to listen to God. Let him prompt you and convict you about the behind the scenes work he is doing in your life, then join him in the great adventure of seeking Christ!