Poiema is my favorite Greek work. The depth of the word was the reason I chose it for the name of this blog. Similar to our English word poem, poiema signifies workmanship, masterpiece, a poem or work of art. It is only found in 2 places in the Bible. In Romans 1:20, creation reveals the invisible attributes of God. In Ephesians 2:10, we do!
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned out for us long ago.
I had been feeling like a sloth because I wasn’t doing anything notable for God, so I decided to meditate on this verse…
God is the artist, not me.
The good works of my life will flow from who He is, not from my planning or striving.
Others will notice and be filled with gratitude and awe toward God, not me.
I am an amazing, one of a kind piece of art and so are you! As you read this blog, I hope it helps you to remember you are treasured and loved by God and that He is using you to manifest His grace and truth to a lost and hurting world. You don’t have to figure out what to do for God as I was trying to do. Long ago, He planned your works and His plans and purposes will stand for all eternity.
He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it.
The heavens declare the glory of God. And your life, dear friend, is also a declaration of the glory of God!