Come to the Table

Daily Devotional


  • July 21 – Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

    Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

    Scripture: Matthew 5:16 – “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

    Just as a skilled chef prepares a delicious meal, we are God’s handiwork, carefully crafted in Christ Jesus for a purpose. The Lord has intricately designed each one of us with unique gifts, talents, and abilities to carry out good works that He has prepared in advance for us. In our kitchens, we meticulously select ingredients, combining them in harmony to create a flavorful dish. Similarly, God has intricately woven together the threads of our lives, combining our talents, experiences, and passions to fulfill His purpose. We are His masterpiece, created to make a positive impact in the world around us. As we stand in our kitchens, let us remember that our purpose extends far beyond the realm of cooking. God’s intention for us is to be agents of His goodness and love in every aspect of our lives. Whether we are at work, school, home, or in our communities, we have the opportunity to carry out the good works God has prepared for us. Sometimes, we may feel inadequate or uncertain about the specific good works God wants us to do. But rest assured, God has equipped us with everything we need to fulfill His purpose. Just as a chef has a recipe and the necessary tools to create a masterpiece, God has given us His Word, the Holy Spirit, and a community of believers to guide, empower, and support us in our journey. Our good works may manifest in various forms, such as acts of kindness, serving others, sharing the gospel, standing up for justice, or using our talents to bring joy to those around us. Regardless of the specific expression, the common thread is the desire to reflect God’s love and goodness in all that we do. Let us approach each day with the mindset of a chef, ready to create a masterpiece of good works. As we seek God’s guidance, His Spirit will lead us to opportunities where we can make a difference. And just as a well-prepared meal nourishes and delights those who partake of it, our good works will bring joy, encouragement, and transformation to those we encounter. May our kitchens be a reminder of the purpose God has given us. Let us embrace the calling to be His hands and feet, spreading His love and goodness to a world in need. As we step out in faith and obedience, we will experience the fulfillment and satisfaction that comes from aligning our lives with God’s plan. Let our lives be a testimony to the world of God’s incredible craftsmanship and His invitation to participate in His good works.

    Reflection 

    1. How can you actively seek to imitate what is good and reject what is evil in your daily choices and interactions?
    2. Reflect on the importance of discernment in imitating what is good. How can you be more intentional in selecting positive influences and examples to follow?

    Prayer

    Heavenly Father, thank You for creating me as Your handiwork. Help me to embrace the good works You have prepared for me and to step out in faith, trusting Your guidance and provision. Use me as a vessel of Your love and goodness in this world. May my life be a reflection of Your masterpiece. In Jesus’ name, amen.