The Joy of Being His Workmanship

The Joy of Being His Workmanship

Isik AblaBy Isik Abla4 Minutes

Instead of striving and struggling as we enter another year, we can rest and rejoice in the amazing fact that we are God’s workmanship (Ephesians 2:10). He knows everything about us … every detail of our lives.

Psalm 139 says God not only formed every part of us, He also planned every day of our lives. He set a plan in motion for our lives before we were even born:

You saw me before I was born.

Every day of my life was recorded in your book.

“Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed” (v. 16).

If the Lord is so intimately involved in the details of our lives, why would we ever have to be stressed out or worried?

This great psalm declares that God thinks about us all the time. In fact, His thoughts concerning us outnumber the grains of sand on the seashore (vs. 17-18).

He knows when we sit down and stand up, and He knows what we’re thinking (v. 2). He sees us when we go from place to place and is there with us as we go throughout our day: as we prepare meals, work in the garden, go to work, visit the grocery, spend time with our families, and when we’re alone (v. 3).

What a joy to know that the one and only true God is interested in you and me. For some of us, the idea that the Creator loves us and cares about every part of our lives is hard to imagine. Perhaps we feel as if there’s no one on earth who really cares about us or is truly interested in what we do.

So how can a holy and perfect God relate to imperfect and sinful creatures like us? This may sound like an impossible situation — and humanly, it is. But the Bible declares that “with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). Through the cross of His Son Jesus, He made a way where there seemed to be no way.

The Plan of God

Just as God had a specific plan for your life as His workmanship, He also had a plan to redeem humankind. Jesus sacrificed His life to overcome the separation between us and our Heavenly Father.

Why did God send His beloved Son, knowing that the cross would await Him? John 3:16 makes it clear: because He loved us. The cross was the only way the barrier of sin could be broken, enabling us to have an intimate relationship with Him.

Pause and think about all your Heavenly Father has done to draw you into a close relationship with Him. Don’t let anything come between you and His incredible plan for your life.

He delights in you! You’re His workmanship … His handiwork … His masterpiece … His beloved child. This year you can experience the joy of watching His plans unfold in your life.

Do you want to know God in this way? Watch this video to learn more!