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Your Positive Response

Good Morning.  Here’s Today’s Nugget to chew on:

“Your Positive Response”

Ephesians 2:8-9 New King James Version (KJV), New Living Translation (NLT) & Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

(KJV) 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. (NLT) 10 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.

(AMPC) 10 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].
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Further Thought: Verse 10 above reminds us how valuable we are to God and why He saved us, and that is for each of us to fulfill the assignment He planned for us long ago. Did you recognize that His plans will lead us to the good life we all long for? So, as you live out your life of faith [truth, confidence] in God, let me encourage you to agree with Him at all costs. Proverbs 3:5-6 reminds us that we don’t have to try to figure out life on our own. We are commanded to acknowledge God in all we do, and He shall direct our path. As you start this new day, recognize that your faith, the action that you take, is your positive response to what God has already provided by grace. And we get a glimpse of what grace has already provided from today’s passage.  

Have a great day and keep chewing on God’s Word.

Additional references:  Jeremiah 29:11-13; Hebrews 11:1; James 2:14-17; 2 Peter 1:3-4 and Romans 5:1-2

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