“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 NKJV
Did you ever play follow the leader? You had to copy the leader in everything he or she did. We were to mimic or emulate that leader or we would be disqualified from the game.
Well, in some sense we’re created to follow our leader or walk like Jesus. Though we may fall short sometimes, we are covered by grace and not disqualified from the prize.
This walk like Jesus is God’s way to refine us and develop us, we are His workmanship or His piece of art. Like clay in the potter's hand being shaped into Christ’s image and likeness.
The purpose is to do the kingdom work that He has created us for. We have been given gifts to be part of His family and have been empowered by His Spirit to fulfill His great commission. That good work is to love Him and love others with the Gospel. So let’s follow the footsteps of Jesus and walk like Him.