Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Christmas Gift

A gift for you, from God.

I realized this month what a beautiful gift we have been given. I’m not talking about the obvious one, salvation. I’m talking about a gift we all often forget about.

The gift of YOU, of ME.

God knows your full potential, and He is guiding you towards that best version of yourself all the time.”

Your uniqueness is God-designed

God wants you to be a ‘new creation’. But ‘new’ doesn’t mean completely different; instead, it is like an old piece of furniture that gets restored to its intended beauty.

God never grows two people the same way. God is a hand-crafter, not a mass-producer” *

Did you read those things?! God gave you the gift of you being you. He hand-made you, gave you your uniqueness.

We are God’s masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

This Christmas remember what He gave you. Revel in the beauty of who you are, in the different things that make you, you. Look at your family and see their characters new, as people who were hand-crafted by the God of the universe. Thank Him for the gift of the people in your life. He did all of this for you.

He did ALL of this for YOU.

This sketch never gets old. You are His masterpiece.

*From John Ortberg's book The Me I Want To Be.


Andrea said...

Thank you for sharing this. A very good reminder. Something I just noticed in reading that verse again...I guess I usually read it that God prepared us long ago for the work He's given us...but here it looks like He prepared the work long ago...for us to do, after He created us as His masterpiece. That's interesting to me.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with Andrea, thanks for sharing!

We are truly wonderfully and sometimes forget to see that who we are is a gift.

BTW, this is still Tania... I just changed my blog address! Hope you're having a wonderful day!