I love these thoughts penned by the apostle Paul over 2,000 years ago:
Ephesians 2:8-10. God saved you by his a grace when you b believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 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. NLT
God's love is so amazing. He saves us by his grace, not because of anything we do or have done. It's a free gift.
Not only does God love us, he is also at work in our lives. Paul describes us as God's 'masterpiece'. The Greek word he uses is the word poema, which means 'work of art'. Yes, you are a work of art (not a peice of work!). Every day, God is present and he is at work in your life, whether you realise it or not.
Any creative work, whether it be a painting, a building, a piece of technology, or a design, takes time. In the middle things can appear a little messy, chaotic and disorganised. It's the same with our lives. Sometimes we may even wonder where God is or what he is up to. But he is at work.
In another place, Paul says:
Philippians 1:5. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. NLT
God always finishes what he starts. That's good news for us.
Know today that (1) God loves you and (2) he is working to make something beautiful of your life so he can shine his light through you to your world.