The Big PIcture


Ephesians 2:10

For we are God handiwork, recreated in Christ Jesus, that we may do those good works which God predestined for us, taking paths which He prepared ahead of time that we should walk in them, living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live.


Philosophers, great thinkers and most everybody else has been asking a specific question since the beginning of time.

Why am I here?

That’s the question and God in his goodness gives us the answer. For we are God handiwork, recreated in Christ Jesus, that we may do those good works which God predestined for us.

It can’t be much clearer than that. God created us to do good works.

It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? God created us. God prepared a path for us. If we walk the path, we will have a good life. Sounds great. Unfortunately, real life isn’t always so simple.

I don’t know about you but I get lost—a lot. But our God is a God of second chances, and third, and fourth and…

So, what good work did God create for you? What path does he want you to take? He wants you to do something that you love. Something you are passionate about. Something that you care about so much that you will spend hours and hours doing it and enjoying it.

Our good work can change with the seasons of our life. Your good work in your twenties and thirties may not be the same good work in your sixties. But it’s clear God created each of us for a purpose or more likely for several purposes over our life time.

God’s purpose equals your dream.

Your dream won’t look like mine. My dream was and is to be a writer. I love doing it. I enjoy the process and the product of my efforts–my books. Your dream may be to be the best wife and mother or to become  the next president of the United States. It takes all kinds of dreams to bring God’s Kingdom to earth.

But one thing is certain, whatever your dream that is the path God wants you to take.

This devotion was adapted from DEVOTIONS from PUZZLE HOUSE by Lillian Duncan.


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