Ephesians 2:10 - Created in Christ Jesus To Do Good Works.

Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) For we are God's 
workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, 
which God prepared in advance for us to do. 

Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) For we are Gods 
masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so 
we can do the good things he planned for us 
long ago. 


   It seems like everyone either is a life 
coach or has a life coach. If I had more time and 
money, I'd love to have some savvy visionary 
inspiring me, coaxing me to create and stick with a 
plan, and cheering me on. One can find a coach for 
just about anything, and coaching courses and 
certifications abound. 
   My husband, Ray, an addictions counselor, 
is a Florida-certified recovery coach. He's 
explained to me that one of the principles of coaching 
is to support clients in their own approaches. 
In fact, even life coaches often just support 
you in your pursuit of your goals. I have a 
coach at my new teaching job, and while she does 
share some helpful tips and tools, she mostly just 
supports me as I find my way. Herein lies a potential 
downside of coaching. Looking back on my life, I see 
that at least some of my goals have been 
self-serving or otherwise misguided. 
   But wait just a minute - in today's verse 
Paul assures me that I have the ultimate Life 
Coach! One who not only knows me intimately but 
actually created me (Psalm 139:13) with a perfect and 
specific plan in mind (Jeremiah 29:11). 
   In fact, God can and does give us 
aspirations and desires according to His purpose for our 
lives. We can discern them through our close 
relationship with Him, cultivated through Bible study, 
fellowship with Him, healthy friendships and - 
especially for me personally - time spent earnestly 
seeking Him. This is no complimentary one-hour 
consultation; this is an intimate, ongoing, and sometimes 
messy personal relationship with Jesus, the 
perfect Life Coach. Isabella Yosuico 
   Faith Step: Do you have a dream or goal 
you're longing to achieve? How can you let Jesus 
coach you into realizing it? [Mornings With Jesus 
2021 Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan] 


   Imagine being God's masterpiece, his 
priceless work of art, unlike any other. That's your 
value: priceless. Your value doesn't come from the 
clothes you wear, a number on a scale, your career, 
or your success with a health plan on any given 
day. You are of immense value because God made 
you. If that's not enough, Jesus died for you and 
the Holy Spirit lives in you. As unbelievable as 
it sounds, doubting your value is actually 
unbelief in his Word. What would you do differently 
if you were sure you were of immense value?  
   Doing good deeds and making good choices 
doesn't make you more valuable to God. Instead, 
doing good things flows out of the value you 
already have. God made you to do things that only 
you could do. If you don't know what those good 
things are, start with what you know. Offer to do 
something at your church or in your community. Reach 
out to a friend. Ask God to show you the good 
things you were made to do. 
   Only you can make the contribution to 
this world for which God has uniquely and 
wonderfully made you. [The Daniel Plan 365-Day 


Linger in My presence a while. Rein in your 
impulses to plunge into the day's activities. 
Beginning your day alone with Me is essential 
preparation for success. A great athlete takes time to 
prepare himself mentally for the feat ahead of him 
before he moves a muscle. Similarly, your time of 
being still in My Presence equips you for the day 
ahead of you. Only I know what will happen to you 
this day. I have arranged the events you will 
encounter as you go along your way. If you are not 
adequately equipped for the journey, you will grow 
weary and lose heart. Relax with Me while I ready 
you for action. (Eph. 2:10; Heb. 12:3) [Jesus 
Calling by Sarah Young] 


The Bible says we are not saved BY good 
works but FOR good works, and without good works 
there is no evidence of salvation.  [Meade 
MacGuire of Amazing Facts] 

If the love of God flows through us, we will 
find ourselves sharing that love with those 
around us, for God is love, and that love is bigger 
than its container, the Christian, so it must 
overflow. [Time with God SB mod.] re Luke 12:35 


Matthew 5:14-16 - Shining for Jesus!



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


Most Important Decision in Life: 

Steps to Peace by Billy Graham: 

A Man without Equal by Bill Bright: 

Seeking God Made Real: 

Prayer Made Real: 

Importance of Choice: 
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]  

Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David 
DeRose, MD, MPH: 


Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies: 

Amazing Facts Bible Studies: 

Hope Awakens Bible Study Guides: 

Glow Tract Video Bible Studies: 


Islam and Christianity in Prophecy, The 
Third and Final Conflict by Tim Roosenberg: 

Unlocking Bible Prophecies by Cami Oetman of 
Adventist World Radio: https://www.awr.org/bible 

Revelation Now by Pastor Doug Batchelor: 

Hope Awakens by John Bradshaw of IIW: 

Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: