WEDNESDAY’S WORD – MASTERPIECE – Sadell Bradley – 04/12/17 – New Life Covenant Cincinnati

Sadell Bradley

Sadell Bradley

“A masterpiece doesn’t push you around. It lets you make up your own mind about what it means – and change it as often as you like.” – Terry Teachout
 

These days if you say someone’s “a piece of work,” it’s not a compliment, Lol! But when the apostle Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus, saying they were God’s workmanship in Ephesians 2:10, he was celebrating the degree of skill it took to for God to create us. Really, he was calling us God’s MASTERPIECE– a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship; an artist’s or craftsman’s BEST piece of work.  Historically, a masterpiece made by a craftsman was accepted as qualification for membership in a guild as an acknowledged master. Or God, Elohim the Creator, is called THE MASTER not only because He rules and reigns over everything, but because He’s made trillions of exceptional works that can be acknowledged by ALL.

We are so critical of ourselves and others nowadays, that it makes it difficult for us to realize that we’re God’s masterpiece. We are His cherished creation and His prized possession. When God created the heavens and the earth and then added mankind, He declared it, “very good!” (Gen. 1:31)  When He made us new creatures in His Son Christ Jesus, one Body and one new humanity, He said, “Now these folks are my own MASTERPIECE!” I hope you’ll recall that you’re made in God’s image today!


We’re not just beautiful china only for special occasions. Paul describes us, after we have gone through the process of sanctification, as vessels of honor. We are fit or useful to the Master, and we’ve been prepared for every good work. (2 Timothy 2:20) Did you realize that there are specific things that God has called you to do? Maybe some of them haven’t happened yet because you’re not fully prepared…but the word FOREORDAINED means something is appointed or decreed beforehand.  God has prepared some works for you to do in advance of your birth. That doesn’t have to be a stressful proposition. Sometimes they’re stirring deep within us and we have a bad case of the ‘can’t help its‘ until they’re done. Often, we’re just going about our daily lives and run into situations and connects that are Divinely appointed…but we didn’t know that until after they happened. God knows our true potential. He sees exactly where His masterpieces should be framed, hung, moved or used. As we say yes and yield to Him, He’ll get us there.
 

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ABOUT SADELL BRADLEY

ABOUT SADELL BRADLEY

Sadell Bradley, Pastor of The Warehouse Church OTR, is a dynamic teacher and worship leader, with over 30 years in ministry in various contexts including: as a conference speaker and trainer, music, worship and arts pastor, providing background vocals for various artists; as a campus missionary, and as a ministry development director.
Sadell’s main desire is to see people saved, healed, delivered and set free by the ministry of Jesus, the Word of God, and presence of the Holy Spirit. (Luke 4:18)

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