Made with Purpose

Sea otter doing what sea otters were created to do, and it is glorious

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. John 1:12-13 NIV

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 NLT

“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty. Zachariah 4:6 NIV

I am a new creation in Christ filled with purpose to do good things. Not by my might or strength, but by the Holy Spirit. So I am made new in Christ to be what God always meant me to be.

New Creation

Sun light through mountain clouds highlighting cascading ridges

When light and clouds turn the ordinary into extraordinary.

Amazing how sunlight and clouds can take what a minute ago appeared ordinary and hardly worth looking at, into something breathtaking. Often we have a similar lack of understanding when looking at our own lives, or at the lives of people we meet. Even our appreciation of Jesus is flat and unremarkable. This happens when we look with worldly eyes, very little is perceived, and we move on. But if we let the glory of the Son of God shine upon us, then everything is cast in a new light. We see far beyond the ordinary and behold the eternal. Next time you get down on yourself, or on someone else, remember — in Christ that which looks dry and worthless can become a glorious new creation.

“So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:16-17)