For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10).

The scripture above readily reminds us of who we are; we’re God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for excellence. It doesn’t say we shall be God’s workmanship; no, we ARE! This is the sovereign declaration of Almighty God! A statement like this is a spiritual law! This means, in the mind of divine justice, this is what it is!

This is God’s knowledge released! It’s the knowing of the Spirit. You ARE God’s workmanship! He has declared it! What else should you be thinking, except to think in line with Him! When this becomes your mindset, others around you who are ignorant may say you’re braggadocios. They may sneer at you and say you’re taking so much upon yourself. Don’t be perturbed, because they’re religiously minded.

Let’s read the opening verse again, this time in the Amplified version: “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…” You see, for instance, the iPad or iPhone is Apple’s handiwork. And perhaps you have a phone or a device that’s Samsung’s handiwork; but we’re God’s own handiwork, recreated in Christ Jesus, that we may do those good works which God predestined for us. We weren’t “renovated” or renewed. We were recreated for excellence and the transcendent life.

This is the new superman! This is who you are. Before you came into this world, God already certified you a success: He placed a seal on you, which says, “Crafted for excellence!” This is God’s testimony of you. He made you; therefore, He knows you more than you know yourself. He wants you to have the consciousness that you’re His excellent workmanship. You’re a spiritual machine, designed by God to produce good works! Therefore, do excellent things.

Dear Lord, what a privilege to be your icon, perfect imprint and effulgence of your wisdom, righteousness, and glory! You’ve made my life beautiful and excellent, and you’ve enabled me to be an effective witness and representative of your Kingdom, showing forth your praises, and illuminating the dark places of the earth with the light of the glorious Gospel, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Study:
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

1 Peter 2:9 AMP But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

1-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 17:14-18:1-14, Exodus 8-9
2-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Acts 12:11-19, Job 20-21

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Open Heavens 25 January 2016: Monday daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye | The Lord strong and mighty