Wednesday, August 16, 2017
TREM’s Daily 16 August 2017 Devotional by Dr. Mike Okonkwo - You Are the Best Expression of God’s Expertise
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV)
Child of God, do you truly know who you are?” Think deeply on this. Don’t be too quick to give an answer. We all know how easy it is to sing, “I know who God says I am, what He says I am….I know who I am”. We know how to sound all religious and Christianly but somehow our actions differ when we are faced with real-life situations that challenge us. In such situations, how do you respond? That is where the rubber meets the road!
The issue of identity is very important. To a great extent, your identity defines you, and it forms the basis of what you are known. As a believer, your nature, qualities, beliefs, character, behaviour, abilities, etc. are all embedded in your identity. Another interesting thing about an identity is that it remains the same, unchanged, even under varying aspects or conditions. For example, your fingerprint is peculiar to you, and it does not change, even under the most gruelling conditions.
As new creations, we are God’s workmanship, His handiwork, His masterpiece, recreated in Christ Jesus. We are the best expression of God’s expertise. This is not about your physical body, it is about your spirit man, which is actually the real you. It is the spirit that is regenerated and born again when you received Jesus into your life as Lord and personal Saviour. In other words, the word of God is saying that the quality of work that God performed in recreating your spirit man in Christ Jesus is perfect, excellent, and cannot be outdone by any other. With this in mind, square up your shoulders, lift your head high in the confidence of who you are. You are like God; you are made in His exact image. As He is, so are you; so let nothing and no one cause you to cower. You are born to win; you are born to rule. Your victory is assured. You will arrive at God’s ordained destiny for your life. Nothing will cut you short!
Further Reading: Ephesians 2:10-20
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 94-96; Evening- Romans 15:14-33
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.