We Are God’s Handiwork
By Michelle Axton Kelly
Friday, August 18, 2017
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 NIV
After experiencing another miscarriage, God prompted me to reach out to help a mother halfway around the world. My childless arms were filled via sponsorship of a girl in Africa through Compassion International.
At that moment, a passion for these children was born in my grateful heart. Today, I am energized by my role as an Advocate for the organization. It gives my days a higher purpose, while I act out in obedience to God’s word to serve in His Name.
It is not hard to see needs all around us. But it is a challenge to identify where God wants our hearts to focus. My girlfriends and I discussed this difficulty just last week.
To help, I’ve offered some guidelines and scripture below. I pray it will prompt a journey of serving. May you wake up one day to discover you too have found your beautiful purpose!
Pray for guidance, then take an inventory of your strengths, gifts and interests.
Reach out to serve at least once a month. God will direct you to His unique purpose for your life and the blessing will be yours, my friend!
“With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 NIV
“The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” The Lord answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive.”" Judges 6:14-16 NIV
“The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Matthew 23:11-12 NIV
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 NIV
God, we know that our lives as Christians have been blessed beyond measure. Guide us as we seek Your will and purpose in our lives to serve in Jesus’ name. Let our efforts turn others toward Your glory and salvation. In Jesus’ Name We Pray, Amen.
© 2017 by Michelle Axton Kelly. All rights reserved.
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