Good works encompass every aspect of our thinking and conduct before God. The Christian’s good works are rooted in Christ, and have eternal purposes that God ordained before the world began. Christ is the root, good works are the fruit. That is the proper order. Christians aren’t Christians because of their good works. Christians are Christians because they believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ comes first, the preeminent Christ. He takes up residence in the heart of the believer, and good works result.
Ephesians 2: 8 – 10 … “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
The proper nature of good works is not to please ourselves, but to please Christ. Salvation in Christ is the root, good works are the fruit, and our good works are part of God’s plan for Christians to bear witness to the lost world, and to be an example and blessing to others, especially for the edification of our fellow believers. Good works are an integral part of God’s eternal plan to “bring many sons to glory” (Hebrews 2:10).
We are the members of the body; we have a mission to do what the head is saying. We are not to decide the good works or the role we have in the body. God has already decided and prepared for us. Therefore, our mission is to walk in these works, to realize them, to function as we were created to function! If we ignore this, if we choose to close our eyes, then our mission will never be completed, and the essential ministry of the believer will not be effective.
If you have not yet found what God has prepared for you, it is absolutely necessary that you find it. It is necessary that you leave the sofa and seek the Lord. It is time to tell Him: “here I am Lord. What do you want me to do?” He has created you for, made you ready, fully enabled you for the good works He has for you. But you need to be available; you need to want to walk in them.
If you are not available to God then nothing is going to happen. You will in this case be like the member of the body that though indeed is in the body, it does not communicate with the head. This is a sick member, a member that does not function well. I implore you to do well and take heed to the holy voice calling you from within, as unto light that shines in a dark place which cannot be hidden until the day dawn and the day star arise in your heart. GRACE AND PEACE BE MULTIPLIED TO YOU.
*** PRAYER FOR THE DAY – Dear Father, I walk in love and my light shines so bright that all men see it and they are drawn to Jesus one day at a time in Jesus Name, Amen.
*** CONFESSION OF THE DAY – I am ablaze for good works to them within and without. I am passed from death to life because I love the brethren; the wicked has nothing in me because I am an offspring of the Word. Hallelujah!
***QUOTES OF THE DAY –
[On Love] – Every woman deserves a man who respects her and every man deserves a woman who appreciates his effort.
[On Life] – Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.
[On Success/Business] – Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- SCRIPTURAL REFERENCE – Matthew 5 : 16 ; Philippians 1 : 6
- ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN : Morning – Luke 1 : 57 – 80 ; Evening – Joshua 13,14, 15
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