Ephesians 4:24 is the last verse of Ephesians Four for us to talk about*, and it really does serve as a great conclusion to this entire study.
Last week I spoke about being made new directly by the power of God’s Grace. Today I want to conclude with a truth that summarizes the process of growing our walk with God and others: God provides the power, we provide the effort; when joined together (God’s power working with us), we experience the newness of true righteousness and holiness that God designed for us.
1 Corinthians 3:9 says that we are co-workers with God, doing His work on earth. Ephesians 2:10 says that we are His masterpiece that HE created; but He created us for the purpose of doing good works. He works on us, but He also works with us, so that together we can become the masterpiece He envisions, and the helper He needs.
The journey of Ephesians Four does not have to be made alone. The Lord Jesus Christ walks with us every step of the way. All that we are and ever will become, we owe to Him.** Take His hand. Take your journey. Overcome.
I pray that something this year has made a difference in your life. I pray that you never forget the encouragement and challenges from Ephesians chapter four. I pray that you have grown (as I have); and, that each time you are ready to go to the next level in your walk with God and others, Ephesians four will be a ready reference.
Next week we will begin a special focused time of prayer for our individual lives and the coming year. Please join me on The Christian Woman Chronicles’ Page under "Bible Study Blog and Discussions," as we take the remainder of the year to hear from God and walk confidently into 2017 with His blessing and vision. Are you ready to do 2017 differently than other years? Prayer is the key, and God has the answer! Let’s tap into both this December!
~Pouring My Life Out in Worship, Like Costly Oil~
*To read about verses 25-32 see the 2016 Summer Session Bible Study Blog HERE
**Paraphrase of a lyric from “To God Be the Glory” by Andrae Crouch