Workmanship and God’s love for you

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 NKJ
I love this verse, we are God’s workmanship {the product or result of labor and skill; work executed}. It reminds me that I am His creation, His work. We all are. This morning during my devotions I was reading Romans 8 {I love this chapter!!!}. And the Lord just spoke to me immensly of how much He loves us. So much that He didn’t spare His only begotten Son, but delivered Him up for us all {Romans 8:32}. That just blew my mind. I have 2 daughters I could not even phathom sparing their lifes for someone I don’t know. But it’s amazing what God has done for us. Here’s a few things I thought I’d share with you, this is what He spoke to me about. Praying that this will bless and encourage you. If you are going through struggles today or you don’t feel loved. Just read Romans 8 and it will remind and encourage you of how much God loves us.

“There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus who walk according to the spirit.”{Romans 8:1}

The Law of the Spirit of Jesus Christ has made us free from the law of sin and death {vs 2}

For those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit, but if you live according to the flesh your mind will be on things of the flesh. So live according to the Spirit not the flesh.

This part really spoke to me: So those who are in the flesh cannot please God {Romans 8:8}. This part really spoke to me because I tend to get in my flesh allot. In the past I was easily tempted to be in it. Lately the Lord has been helping me in this area. And this is a great filter for the next time I feel I’m getting in my flesh. If you get in your flesh, you are not pleasing to God. And right now I want to please Him and not my flesh. No more excuses for me to stay in my flesh or desire to be in it. Praise God! Its simple: Flesh = No pleasure to the Lord, Being in the Spirit = Pleasure to God. It also goes on to say in verse 9, that but you are not in the flesh but in the spirit, if indeed the spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. Wow…I want to be in His Spirit!!! Die Flesh, Die!!!!

“For if you live according to the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. Crucify your flesh daily!! {Matt16:24}

For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you recieved the spirit of adoption of who we cry out “Abba father”. The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. {vs 15-16). I just thought what was really cool, that His spirit bears witness to ours. That’s amazing, I’m a visual person and I visualized that….amazing! The other part that was really cool was that we are heirs of God and then joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him we may also be glorified together. I can not wait for that time to be glorified with Him. That is going to be amazing.

What we suffer now, will be nothing compared to the glory which shall be revealed in us. Again another visual for me, Glory…Glory Hallelujah!!!

This next part is my favorite. Verse 26 through the end…The Spirit helps in our weaknesses {Praise God we don’t do this alone}. For we do not know what we should pray { I totally related to this part sometimes I don’t know what to pray…but} for as we ought, but the Spirit {this is the amazing part} Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. I think if I heard the utters, and to just think about it brings me to tears and to my knees. God is right there making intercessions for us right now, He crys out on our behalf. Isn’t that amazing, that just uuuuuuhhhhh blows my mind. Jesus Loves us soooooooo much. It goes on to say in the next verse 27,Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercesion for the saints according to the will of God. And heres a favorite of many {mine too} And we know that all {not some, not this or that but ALL} things work together for good to those who love God, those who are called according to His purpose. AMen, thank you Jesus!!For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethen. I want to write the whole chapter hear, but you can go and read it. It’s an amazing chapter, so many nuggets in here.

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall HE not with Him also freely give us all things. Wow!!! vs 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Again here is it, He is making intercession for us right now. How amazing is that, we have someone who cares for us, loves us and prays for us!

vs 35-39. Who shall seperate us from the Love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”. I automatically visualized all those sleep that await being slaughtered at the slaughter house. Growing up we raised cows, goats and 1 sheep. Our Dad would take us to watch the cows get slaughtered { it was a fieldtrip for us}, I will not tell you how it goes down. But it was not exciting, it was sad. These animals don’t even know whats coming and then boom there gone, in an instant. But there is hope, it goes on to say in verse 37: “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to seperate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Wow, that’s just awesome, nothing can seperate us from the Love of Jesus Christ {His death, His intercession, His crys for us}. He is on our side, right there next to the Father interceeding for us. Don’t you just feel so loved by Him.

I pray that you have a blessed day knowing that Jesus Christ loves you and is interceeding for you. He wouldn’t have died on that cross for you if He didn’t love you. God loves us, He would not have spared His Son if He didn’t. HE LOVES YOU, and don’t ever forget that!!! Nothing can seperate you from His Love. Remember when you are in your flesh you are not pleasing God. But He forgives us when we are in it, just repent and ask for forgiveness.

God Bless you!
A

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