Just as a gardener carefully chooses individual plants for a garden, God has handpicked you to be His own.
He created us as His very own work of art, in His garden of Awesome Grace ~ when we begin to understand grace ~ the undeserved love of God in Christ ~ we bloom!
For it is by free grace
(God's unmerited favor)
that you are saved
(delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation)
through (your) faith. And this (salvation) is not of yourselves
(of your own doing, it came not through your own striving);
but it is the gift of God. Not because of works
(not the fulfillment of the Law's demands),
lest any man should boast.
(It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.)
For we are God's (own) handiwork (His workmanship),
recreated in Christ Jesus, (born anew) that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us (taking paths which He prepared ahead of time), that we should walk in them (living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to have.)
Joyce Meyer, The Everyday Life Bible
God created each one of us with His own loving hand and plants us together with other believers. By His grace and in His strength, our good works, together with those of other believers, bloom to create a landscape that honors our Lord and brings him Glory.
So thankful for the fellowship of believers in my life.
Woman of God, Growing in Grace
Joyce Meyer ~ The Everyday Life Bible
Until Next Time
please help me to bloom in your grace today!