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Living as a Masterpiece

September 18

 


 

“Dress the part.” That was the advice I received as a young professional salesman. I didn’t have the sales. I lacked confidence. I was stuck. So, I was told, “Success begins by putting on the reality of who you want to be. Dress the part.”


Maybe you feel spiritually stuck. You look at yourself and say, “Wow. You’ve got a long way to go. Just look at you.” The Apostle Paul has a word of advice for you:

“But that is not the way you learned Christ!— 21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”


You see, you don’t need to dress who you want to be. Every Christian is a masterpiece, according to Ephesians 2:10. You are a new person. Therefore dress the part. You are a masterpiece whom God loves, no matter what you say or what you do. So dress the part.


If you feel spiritually stuck, know who you are: a masterpiece. If you’re still struggling with old sin habits, know 1st that God still loves you. Remember also that you don’t have to. God has a new way of living. He has a new outfit. He says, “put it on.” Don’t believe me? Be renewed in the spirit of your minds by getting into God’s Word.


You are a masterpiece, so dress the part today.


Devotional


Text in Context: Read Ephesians 4:17-32.


Reflect: What does putting on and putting off mean? How do you know if you have put on or taken off? What is the difference between godly living and worldly living?  


Respond: Many of us feel like slaves to sin, but God has freed us from that bondage. How are you still living as a slave to sin? How does God’s message of a new outfit help you?


Prayer: Father, thank you for freeing me from my sin. Help me to live out the wonderful work you’ve done in me. Amen.



~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

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a year ago
Thanks for the message.
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a year ago
Thank you Jesus for loving me even when I mess up but help me to put off the old man and help me put on the new man and live for you.
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a year ago
Thank you Lord Jesus for your word help me to dress the part in Christ and it will be sufficient Amen
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a year ago
Lord Jesus, thank You for Your Word. Help me to "dress the part" in Christ and it will be sufficient.
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a year ago
In today lesson it speaks about putting on the whole armor of God and put away the flesh to be renew in the spirt . And to trust him in any situation taking of the old garments and putting on the new. It going to take me a minute to do this one day at a time, because to betrayal by your own family is a hard pill to swallow.
And losing love ones back to back is hard. But I know that God is real and I will give it all to him. Everyone have a bless and healthily, safe day. In Jesus mighty name Amen.
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