by Darla Noble
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.
Today’s verse tends to stir up all sorts of controversy at times because of the implication of predestination. That word, predestination, scares some people. But that’s only because they don’t know what it really means—in relationship to God, anyway. Some people believe that when God speaks of predestination He is talking about a select group of people He has already chosen to be saved and that nothing they do will change that. And likewise, no matter what someone who hasn’t been predestined does, heaven is out of the question for them. NOT SO!
This is simply not true. And would you like to know why? I hope so because I’m about to tell you. WE ARE ALL PREDESTINED to glorify God and give Him praise through the way we live our lives here on earth. That is one of the primary reasons He created us. It is our original (predestined) purpose. Yours…mine…everyone’s.
The question is: Are you living out your purpose? Are you doing what you were made to do?
Father in Heaven, please give me the desire and guidance to do Your will for my life so that I can be pleasing and acceptable to You. In the Name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.