For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
What an awesome reminder of the redemptive work of Christ. To know that you and I are a work in progress is that daily reminder of our utter dependence on the caring grace of God. This isn't something new it has always been in the heart of God that we be prepared for every good work that would bring honor and glory to God. The whole idea that we are created anew (born again), for good works is the one thing that keeps us dependent on the leading of the Holy Spirit. Our daily walk is comprised of so many different elements, interaction with other people, work, family, church, school and the list goes on! But each day would be incomplete without the daily guidance that is afforded us through the guiding, caring and gentle directing of Christ loving and gentle hand. May we never forget that we are a work in progress!
But you have not so learned Christ, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.