Monday, February 14, 2011

We are God's Workmanship

This is me, two weekends ago, after spending two days in a hotel room writing, eating, sleeping, eating some more and talking with a girlfriend.
She writes, too.

If you haven't noticed, I'm standing by the beach..
on a bunch of rocks.

Look at the rocks I am standing on.
Here is a close up.

I am continually AMAZED at the intricacies of our world.
(which is why I just had to take a picture...)

Imagine that some people actually believe that this was all just a product of a


Now lOOk at this...

I am continually AWED at God's creativity...
LOOK at the uniqueness of each rock...


I could not help but think...I am one of those rocks, and guess what?

Which one are you?

Each rock is uniquely made, created, by GOD.
We are uniquely made, created by GOD.
(if I could be one of those rocks, I'd be the white/pinkish one)

Each of us have our own special "ingredients" that make us and shape who we are.

The bible says:
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,

I know that full well.

Psalm 139:14

There was a time that I didn't like who God made me.
I wanted long, lean legs,and a different body, but I am thankful now for my strong, healthy legs and body.
My legs do what they are supposed to (and more) and I am blessed w/a healthy body.

There was a time I didn't like that I was Japanese.
I wish I had blonde hair and blue eyes like everyone I saw on TV, but I am thankful for my heritage and background. I love my big hair and can see just fine.

There was a time that I thought I wasn't much.
I was afraid to be myself, to say how I really felt and afraid to do what I really wanted to do.

I am so thankful that I met the LORD...
HE showed me that I am are you.
HE showed me that I am are you.
HE showed me that I am are you.
HE showed me that HE has a purpose and a plan for me....
and HE has one for you.

10For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10

We all need reminders of how special, beautiful and loved we are,
and that each one of us
has a special job or purpose on this earth to fulfill.

On this Valentine's Day remember:

GOD so loved the world , that HE gave HIS only begotten son,
that whosoever BELIEVES in HIM shall not perish,
but have ETERNAL LIFE!
John 3:16


  1. Oh, praise the Lord, Janet!! This was wonderful. You KNOW how much I needed that reminder today - that I am special, beautiful, and loved. (So are YOU!)

    We have an awesome God, don't we? A God of creativity and wonder. A God who creates big things like galaxies, and small things like atoms. A God who is BIG - and yet small enough to touch every single person's innermost heart.

    I just love Him - and I know you do, too.

    That day on the beach I picked up several rocks (as you know!!). But there was one that I picked because it reminded me of myself - it was a sort of green color, with red all mixed in. I picked it because the green reminded me of the new life that God has given me, His gift of eternal life - and the red represented the blood that Jesus shed for me, that made it possible to have eternal life. The way the two colors mixed together in one rock - that's how the Holy Spirit is now united with me.

    Happiest Valentine's Day to you - you strong-legged, big-haired, absolutely stunning Japanese woman!


    p.s. I know that woman you spent the weekend with. Rumor has it that she didn't change clothes the whole weekend, and that she's addicted to coffee candy. Hmmm...

  2. AMEN! Great post!!! :) I really enjoyed it. I just came across your blog and now I am your newest follower! Hope you can come visit me at

    Blessings to you!

  3. Hi Jan -

    I love this rich piece, and the rocks.

    Isn't it wonderful that our Lord is our ROCK?!

    P.S. I'm glad, too, that you are Japanese. Our Lord would have it no other way, precious jewel of His!

  4. Ladies- I am SO humbled by your VERY sweet and heartfelt comments!

    Sharon..what can I say? That weekend was so inspiring and I was so blessed to spend it with YOU!

    Praises: thank you for following! This is all still new to me, and I am looking forward to visiting your blog, as well!

    Lion E: thank you - I am glad, too for variety! How boring if we were all the same...YOU ROCK! Blessings!

  5. Great reminder Jan.......There are days when I too have to be reminded who I am in Jesus Christ.

  6. D- and God made each of us so wonderfully unique- you are a beautiful woman, inside and out!


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