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4/3/13 Weekly Grace Notes: Living a Designer-Made Life

I am told that an original design always includes the unique signature or markings of the designer on it. Hence, when the designer’s unique tags, logos, and features are missing, so is its authenticity. In other words, it is considered to be a designer “fake.” Likewise, I have determined that we cannot fully realize and enjoy the life that was specifically designed for us unless we decide to carry the signature of the One that created us. And since we can’t literally wear God’s signature on us, we must live a life that reflects His signature in us. That is, our walk and talk should reflect God’s signature.

 

Apostle Paul shared similar sentiments in the book of Colossians where he wrote to the church of Colossae because they had encountered a teaching that was contrary to the gospel and threatened to seduce the young believers with its attractive arguments. He encouraged them to strive to live a life “worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.”  (Colossians 1:10) He also encouraged them to let their conversation be “always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that we may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians 4:6)

Consequently, it is important for us believers to be a part of church body where God’s Word is central, as well as be students of the Word ourselves. We must study His Word in order to understand what God considers to be a lifestyle that is pleasing to Him and a conversation that is full of grace, particularly in this day and age where these values sway according to the popular vote of the created rather than stand according to the purposeful design of the Creator. And let’s not get it twisted, we are all sinners who are in need of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. However, as believers, our sole aim should be “to spread the aroma of the knowledge of Him everywhere” and “be the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.” (2 Corinthians 2:15)

 Here’s to striving to live the Designer-made life!

Scripture meditation: Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone. (New Living Translation) Colossians 4:5-6

 

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