“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)
Sometimes you have to do things you don’t really want to do. I may even say, “I don’t want to do it”, but I have a friend who’ll say, “You’ll do it, and you’ll do it with a smile on your face and a song in your heart!” It’s said as a joke but if you must do it why not do it with a song?
Most mornings I wake up with a song in my head. Sometimes Tracey will ask me “What song did you get?” Many times it’ll be something I haven’t heard in quite a while but nonetheless there it is, and I can’t shake it. Isn’t that great? I mean what a great way to start the day.
Psalm 40:3 says, “He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God…” and Zephaniah 3:17 tells us he will “joy over thee with singing.” Have you ever heard someone singing or a song on the radio that you can’t get out of your head? God’s singing over us in our sleep and when we wake up we can’t get it out of our head. He puts a song in our heart, it eventually makes its way to our mouth, and before you know it we’re singing praises. What an awesome God.
I heard a song from the Zac Brown Band today called “Day I die.” One of the lyrics is, “I believe that I was born with a song inside of me.” Something about this line struck me and reminded me “We are his workmanship.” I looked up the word “workmanship” and discovered the Greek word is “poiema” which means a product or thing that is made. What I noticed about this word even more than the definition though is the word itself “poiema.” This is where we get our word poem. We are God’s poem! Are you kidding me? We are God’s song. He’s not only singing to us he’s singing through us. A poet or songwriter expresses himself through his poems or songs, right? We are an expression of God to those that will stop and read it. There is nowhere you can go to get away from God and for those of us that have ears to hear we get to enjoy the melody along the way.
Written by Louie Click here for “Day I die” by Zac Brown Band