“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
God made us what we are now. He gave us both our salvation, and the faith by which we received it. We have been created anew, given a new beginning and a new nature, so that we can do the good works that, from the beginning, He planned for us to do.
Paul described in chapters 1-3 the contents of a Christian’s heavenly “bank account:” adoption, acceptance, redemption, forgiveness, wisdom, inheritance, the seal of the Holy Spirit, life, grace, citizenship and in short, every spiritual blessing. If we draw upon these blessings, we have the resources needed for living.
One of my works is the artistry of performing instrumental and vocal music. The expression of musical sounds makes for the stillness of my heart. Music calms and encourages my soul as I inhale the sweetness of the creation God has made. It is in the composing of notes that entwines simple tunes to be shared with family, friends, and God himself.
Before time, God decided what gifts He would bestow upon us. One of my gifts is playing the piano. I’ve studied a wide diversity of musical forms from Classical, Musical Theatre, Jazz, and hymns. Hymns have a special place in my life. Some hymns have lyrics that touch my mind, soul, and heart and bring me back to special times, places, events, and memories. I find Him speaking directly to me through these messages.
Hymns have words drawn from our heavenly “bank account”. As we withdraw the riches of His grace, we can invest in others, so they will come to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
- How’s your heavenly “bank account?” Is it full or running low?
- Fill up on worship, Bible study, fellowship, service, and prayer. Be encouraged! God will provide a way for you to use the gifts He has given for his glory.