What You Do, Matters

When you think of your life do you think it matters? I don’t just mean relationally, in the sense that you matter to someone. Do you think that the things that you do every day matter? When you go to work does it matter? When you care for your children, does it matter? When you play, does it matter? When you go to school, does it matter?

A significant aspect of the gospel is that it brings meaning to everything that we do. It brings this meaning as a result of grace. Consider what Paul writes in Ephesians 2,

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 ESV)

When you are “saved by grace through faith” something happens beyond just “getting saved.” You begin to experience and live out the reality of being “his workmanship.” Your purpose? To do the good works “which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Purpose and meaning are experiential, here and now, flesh and blood, kinds of things. The teacher in Ecclesiastes sometimes experiences a lack of meaning and purpose in the daily, and so do we. Yet, when we who hope in Christ consider that what lies before us each day are good works prepared by God for us to walk into, it colors everything with meaning.

Paul says elsewhere,

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17 ESV)

This comes to fruition in our lives because we “have been saved by grace through faith…for we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

How does this reality change your perspective of the every day stuff that lies before you to do?

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