For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2: 8-10 NASBIn the passage of Ephesians preceeding this, the Apostle Paul tells the Ephesians and us that God set His love on us, that He reached out through Christ's sacrifice (his very blood!) to draw us to Him. Then in this little section, he tells us that we were created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them... The rest of Ephesians fleshes out these truths - God's love for us, who we are in Christ, how we ought to behave as Christians.
I'm going to read Ephesians two or three times over the next few days. I'll read it once fast, to get the big picture, then I will read it again at the savor pace. I want to remind myself of Who I belong to and how I ought to live. God is creative; He created me; I am created in His image; therefore, I am creative. This blog is a creation for me. It had better be a "good work."