August 4th – More Than That

All creatures are of My hand, the beast and bird, the fish and insect. All [are] given life and purpose of being. Each a part of the whole, balanced by My hand in obedience to their work. So too you, created and saved that the work of the Kingdom would glow as a flame from your heart. I have chosen you for such. The role of the redeemed is beyond that of a mere creature, set apart that you would know and love He who brings you life, and also to carry out the great works of eternity. The creatures do not respond, but only to the way of their kind. You are much more than these, for the response to the Father’s call in My Name brings even among men a new kind, one of the reflection of He who has created all. Move now in the way of this new kind, no longer bound by instinct and bodily urge, but raised to the mind of Christ, called higher in thought and heart; much more now you are. Live in My light. Turn away from the old, and come. Follow, that My ways would be yours, and My work also your own.

Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) – For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Bottom Line: What was the work of Jesus? What was the work of Paul? What took center stage in the pages of scripture? You would not say that the main work of Jesus was carpentry, and you would not say that he main work of Paul was tent making. For those called by God, our “work” should only represent our provision. For most men and women outside His Kingdom, work may be the centerpiece and where they find their value, but we are called to be a new kind of person when we give our lives to Jesus.  Ask Him today if there is more to your life than your job or career. He will be glad to show you.

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