For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
As a child I loved to do those connect the dots activity sheets. Maybe you remember them too?
The problem was, at least early on, I didn’t know to follow the numbers in order. My smiling lion looked more like a lumpy ????, because I connected the dots in a random way. Thankfully, I got better at it–once I knew the plan.
God has an agenda–a pattern for each of us to trace in Christ. All we have to do is follow the numbers.
Remember, you are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do some amazing stuff. And the dots are already there!
Not random, PLAN-dom!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”
Visitors to Union Square in Manhattan, NYC are likely to encounter the street performer, Matthew Silver. Described by one YouTube contributor as, “A guy who runs around NYC in his underwear saying and doing radical things,” Matthew paints himself as a, “cosmic trickster opening up the love portal to show us we are all one.”
While his antics are often punctuated with bizarre behavior and crude humor, meant to call attention to his message, Mr. Silver also speaks with amazing philosophical eloquence. Here is a popular example:
“You’re already doing…you’re always doing what’s in your heart; you can’t get away from your heart.”
Another fairly famous guy, who said some pretty amazing things agrees:
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Jesus Christ (Matthew 6:21)
Thoughts like these beg the question: What are we putting first in our lives?