Do you believe, truly believe, that God sees us as His masterpieces, His precious work of art? I pray that you do, because accepting that truth enables us to see ourselves in such a different light, His light.
In John 17:23 Jesus prays to the Father that we, His children, would recognize and know that God the Father loves us just as God the Father loves and sees Christ Jesus.
God the Father sees His Son as Perfect, Blameless, Beloved, Righteous, Well Pleasing, Delighted In. ALWAYS WELCOME IN HIS PRESENCE! And this is how He sees those of us who trust in Christ Jesus’ Beloved Name, not because of our works or grand efforts, lest any man should boast, (Ephesians 2:8-9) but because of our faith in the finished work of His Son for us on the Cross.
Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship (Poiema), created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
The Greek word used for “Workmanship” is actually “Poiema,” from which we get the English word “Poem, Poetry.”
As I heard Pastor Joseph Prince ask, years ago while listening to a teaching of his, so too I ask? What evokes us to write poems, poetry, and song?
Is it not romance and delight, longing and love, perfected attention upon someone or something near and dear to us?
“Poiema: Greek Word from which we get the English word Poem, Poetry. This is what you are to God, Poetry in motion!”
God has created us through Christ, with an undeniable love and devotion. We are His Poiema, His poetry in motion. We are created poetry for good works, as in, it is not a good work we have done that has made us the poetry.
We are first the work of devotion and love, and this work of us and in us is shared with others to further evoke more devotion and love!
“Poem: Something that arouses strong emotions because of its beauty.”
How brilliant is that? How awesome and lovely! You are beautiful to God, fearfully and wonderfully made! (Psalm 139:13-18)
My prayer is that we all begin to see ourselves this way, the way we truly are, the way Jesus Christ sees us. That we will love ourselves and cherish ourselves as sacred in His eyes and care and treat others with the same awe and respect.
Thank you for allowing me to share this word with you!
~Poiema, Poetry in Motion
Originally Published July 24, 2015
*Definition for Poem, taken from Google dictionary resources.