“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 NLT
You are not worthless!
God created us, you and I, in His own image. (Genesis 1:27-28, 31) He considered His creation “very good”.
God so loved the world corrupted by sin, that He sent His only Son to make a way of salvation.
God created you very well!
God loves you, and sent Jesus for you!
He made you new in Christ, and prepared you for GOOD things that He has planned.
Our own righteousness or His righteousness?
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:23 KJV
Every person needs the saving grace of the Cross.
Nobody qualifies on their own works.
“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 NLT
Sin corrupted everything that was good, beautiful and valuable. Our own attempts to cover our shortcomings, failures, inadequacy and sin is addressed in Isaiah 64:6 where are “our” righteousness is described as filthy rags.
Only by faith in Jesus can we receive the gift of true righteousness (Rom. 5:17).
“God overlooked people’s ignorance about these things in earlier times, but now he commands everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and turn to him.” Acts 17:30 NLT
Repentance is not feeling bad that someone caught you in the act of a bad thing. It’s a complete turn-around. You were going a certain direction, but now you have turned around, making your way to the right direction.
Repentance is a total change in the way you think!
New life in Christ
We’ve been reborn which makes us new creations, we are immeasurably valuable, having heavenly potential, being approved by God through Christ Jesus, to take our place living in victory.
Victory is yours today!
“I’m created in the image of God.
I’m redeemed by the blood of Jesus.
Blood of Jesus is priceless.
I am priceless.
I belong to my Heavenly Father.
I’m His masterpiece.
Planned for good things.”