He Puts Significance Into the Simplicities of Life
The further I go in the Christian life, the less I'm bored. Christianity is not a way of doing special things. It's a special way of doing everything. Our Lord puts significance into the simplicities of life. One of my favorite scriptural pictures of that quality is found in Ephesians 2:10.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
My analytical lexicon that I was reviewing yesterday says, "We are His work." We are His creativity. We are His workmanship. "We are His creation," says the Lexicon. We represent God's creativity. The word in the Greek is the word poieema. It is obviously the word that we transliterate "poetry." We are his poetry.
This Classic Audio recording of Howard Butt, Jr., is from a talk called "The Poetry of God" delivered in 1983 at Laity Lodge in Leakey, Texas.
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.