Devotional,  Inspiration

Modeled After Christ

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)

The debate continues: Can a man be like God? Can we be like Jesus in appearance and functionality? Can we do the same work that He did? Can we have the same experiences, and relationship with our heavenly Father? Can we exercise the same power over sickness, death, and nature?

Personally, I don’t make a habit out of doubting God’s word. Even when I don’t understand it, I still choose to believe it. I recently had a conversation with a Jehovah’s Witness. The argument was centered around Jesus’ statement that He is one with the Father. For them to understand that text, they added a few words. I choose not to. I may not be able to properly articulate the mystery of the divine trinity, but I choose to believe it as Truth.

We were designed and created by God. He formed us with His own hands, and the model He used was Jesus Christ. We need to stop seeing ourselves as mere, worthless ‘mud.’ Our orginal design was beyond what we know now, but the original design was corrupted by our choice to sin. In that regard, our end would have been death, for the wages of sin is death. Instead, God chose to do a redesign through His Son, Jesus Christ. Our perfection was restored through the sacrifice of His only begotten Son. Again, we became God’s handiwork, as the first man was originally, formed and fashioned by His own hand. He will continue working on us until we’re perfect and glorified.

Prayer

Father, help me to submit to Your process. I know You are still working on me to make me all that You created me to be. I know I have resisted the process in part, but I am willing to surrender and present my body as a living sacrifice to You. May You find it holy and acceptable; and may You finish the work You started in me, in Jesus Name.

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