Monday, May 8, 2023

Ephesians 2:10

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Scripture Insights

Some days it can seem we are existing but not really living. Today is another Monday, the start of the work week. Are we going through the motions, or are we living for the purpose that God created us?

God created us to be like LEGOs—for connection. We are all different sizes and different colors yet made to connect with one another. A single LEGO brick can do very little. But when you connect it to others, you can build amazing things. LEGOs connect on the top and on the bottom—just like us. We were created to connect on the top to God and on the bottom to others. We truly are God’s masterpiece. God’s design for us is to connect to others, in order to bless others. We cannot do this in our own strength. God created us in Christ Jesus for this work. It is the work of God through us. This has always been God’s plan and design.

Ask yourself today, Am I living in the simple calling to connect?

Slow down and live life at three miles an hour today—the speed at which Christ walked through his life of ministry.

Today’s Prayer

Father, today, slow us down. May we live into what you created us for. Just as Christ came to connect and bless us, may we live today connecting and blessing. May we see that you created us to live this life connected to others, not alone. May we allow you, Father, to connect us so we can build beautiful things with others.

Prayer Journal Reflections

Reflect on blessing our communities in the church in Canada and the United States.

—Jay Height
Executive Director, Shepherd Community Center

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