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Thought for the Week: Ephesians 2:10

by admin on April 29, 2012 in Purpose, Thought for the Week with No Comments

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).

For our days when we forget that we are chosen by the Almighty God for purposes beyond our imaginations, here is a prayer to help us reclaim that identity and perspective:

So, just for today I will live this way, [’embracing each and every circumstance’].  Just for today, I am making the choice not to settle.  Just for today, I will not let the subtle influences of pride and thinking I know what is best for me overshadow my desire for more of God in my life.  Today, I will believe with absolute certainty.  Today, I will obey with complete surrender.  Today, I will seek with complete abandon.  For doing this is fulfilling the purpose for which I was created…not to bring myself glory by some great accomplishment but to bring God glory by making Him my greatest heart’s desire.

O God, let me make that choice today.  Even if it is just for a day—how I long for it to be more—but even if it is just for today, may it be completely so.  For one day completely with You is truly, truly better than a thousand elsewhere.”1

1 Terkeurst, Lysa. Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl. Zondervan.  Grand Rapids, MI 2009, pg 195.

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