This week's Bible verse is the basis for this new series we are embarking on here at The Chase is Real - The Masterpiece Series. If you are new to this website and community, we welcome you!!! And for all of you that have been following us all along, thank you for joining us again!!! We will spend the next six weeks on what is found in Ephesians 2:10, where we discover that we are God's masterpiece. Stop and think about that nugget of truth for a moment. A masterpiece is considered an artist's greatest work; a thing of beauty and wonder. It is created to bring about joy, healing, and transformation in the people who experience it. Its worth is beyond measure. The creator devotes incredible amounts of time, care, thought, and love into his/her creation. There is nothing else like it. It's one of a kind. Now get this: God says that YOU are all of that! Some of us might mentally agree with Him. But if we are really honest, those truths can cause some deep discomfort when we think about them in reference to ourselves.
Every week, we like to present you with a challenge. This is simply one of the many ways to journey with us and to help reinforce the topic that what we are currently digging into. Our challenge this week gets us started in opening ourselves to, and accepting, God's truths as ours. Stand in front of your bathroom mirror. Look into your eyes and say out loud, or to yourself if you are too uncomfortable, "I am God's masterpiece. His great work and the focus of His love. I am marvelously woven together. I am created with purpose, and for purpose. There is something only I can give to this world. I impact those around me in a lasting way." Pay attention to how you feel as you do this. This will likely feel funny, and may even cause some distress. That is okay!! Just acknowledge it. If it causes such discomfort that you don't want to do it, say, "I am willing to believe..." and then add each statement. Try doing this everyday this week whenever you see yourself in ANY mirror.
Another thing you can do is listen to this week's song. Hear God say to you, "You are priceless. Irreplaceable. Unmistakable. Incomparable. Darling you are beautiful. This is who you are." What feelings do those words bring up in you? Do you find it easy or difficult to believe this? Ask God to help you TRULY receive these truths about yourself, and sing it out as an agreement with God! You might even try looking in the mirror and singing it to yourself. We have a really cool Masterpiece Series Playlist you can download and listen to throughout these next six weeks as you walk through all of the emotions that these truths reveal.
It might be easy for us to agree with this week's verse when we look at others, but an altogether different story when we apply it to ourselves. Consider posting this verse in as many places as you can. Every time you see it, say to God, "I am willing to believe that I am your Masterpiece. Help me with my unbelief." You might also try starting each day this week with the meditation to help you open up to the reality that long before God laid the foundations of the earth, He had YOU in mind as the focus of His love.
Lisa is a deep-thinker, a philosopher in cute jeans and flip flops, a Nutty Professor - mom style. She recognized God's presence at an early age and has lived life mostly open to Him. She hears His voice in books, movies, and music - no matter the genre! She is serious about the work of living Loved, loving God, and loving people.