Saturday, June 4, 2016

Matching Design to Purpose

Recently I purchased new suitcases for me and Glen.  According to the manufacturer they were created after receiving input from close to 2,000 customers.  Every detail shows they were designed for the ease of travelers, from the materials chosen, the zippers used and the thoughtful features built into them.

We had a chance to use them on our recent trip because after we hiked in Virginia, we also visited Savannah, GA for a few days.  Usage only increased my estimation of these bags.  Each time I use them I discover some feature I had not known of, or utilized before.  They are a wonderful example of perfectly matching workmanship to purpose.

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10

We as Christians are also an example of perfect workmanship.  When we come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour the Scriptures tell us that we are "crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin." (Romans 6:6.). The Apostle Paul goes on to tell us, "But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life." (Romans 6:22.)

We are "new creatures" made in the image of God to glorify Him and to do His will.  Our hearts are now made to love, serve and worship Him.  We are perfectly designed to fulfill our purpose, as long as we choose to trust Him by faith to work in us that which is well pleasing in His sight.

My "perfect" suitcases would not be very perfect if I never took them out of the closet.  If I refused to recognize their great features and qualities and just stuffed clothes in them willy-nilly, I would never allow them to fulfill their true purpose.

We all have a purpose in Christ Jesus and it is our responsibility to yield ourselves to that purpose for which we have been uniquely and perfectly made.

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