40 days of Service Blog
April 6, 2017, 3:42 AM

40 Days of Service Day 32


Morning Prayer: Lord, how can I serve others today?

Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10

Paul says, “For we are God’s workmanship.” The Greek word used for workmanship, poiema, is the word we derive the English word poem from. There have been some great poets who have inspired generations with their use of poems. Some poems are very romantic and express love in the deepest of ways. Some poems tell a story and motivate us to evaluate our lives. My two favorite poems are “If” by Rudyard Kipling and “The Road Not Taken” By Robert Frost.

God takes our broken lives and He transforms them by His grace. He removes the chaos and death, and He adds rhythm, beauty and life. We were objects of his wrath, but now through Jesus Christ, we are beautifully composed poems. You were written for a purpose, “to do good works.” What kind of work does God want to do through your life? Maybe someone doubts that God loves, and God’s desires is to express His love for them through your poem. Maybe someone is weary of the Christian life. They are discouraged and want to quit. God might want to use your poem as a motivation for their soul.

The God who said, “Let there be light!” spoke a poem into your life.