Have you ever said a personal prayer, something you did not want anyone but God to know? It could have been silent or you wrote it down in your journal or said it under your breath as many times as it bothered you. Then you wake up the next day and your prayer is answered, and you smile knowing that it was definitely God. You don’t necessarily tell anyone about it but you keep it, always remembering when you ask for the next thing.
How amazing is that? That we could think of something over and over and He hears it and answers it. Isn’t that special? That is how you would treat your masterpiece, your greatest creation.
God’s greatest masterpiece isn’t the sunrise or beautiful landscapes. God’s masterpiece of creation is you. It is you and I. You may find it hard to believe, but you are God’s workmanship, his masterpiece. Paul tells us this in Ephesians 2:10.
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.Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
As God’s masterpiece, His work of art, He put a lot of thought into our creation, creating us in His own image and likeness. When we look mat ourselves we are the image of God. He took his time with every ounce of our being. Why then do we hate ourselves? Why are we mean to ourselves, saying things that we would not say to anyone else? Yet this God who loves us so much; overwhelmingly, abundantly more than is humanly imaginable.
The next time you doubt yourself or hate any part of you, remember that God loves you so much. That you are his masterpiece, his workmanship. He knows every strand of your hair and everything about you. He knows your every need.