“His unchanging plan has at all times been to undertake us into his circle of relatives by bringing us to himself by way of Jesus Christ. And this gave him nice pleasure.” Ephesians 1:5 (NLT)
Say the next as a prayer.
In religion, I do know this to be true:
God is in love with me, and when he thinks of me, it brings him pleasure.
It was his good pleasure to create me, and he created me so he may love me and his glory may shine by way of me. He selected me “in him earlier than the creation of the world to be holy and innocent in his sight” Ephesians 1:4 (NIV).
In his love, he decided to undertake me into his household, and, even then, he deliberate for my redemption by way of Jesus’ blood, bringing “the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on [me] with all knowledge and understanding” (Ephesians 1:7–8).
His love for me is steady, in order that I can say with confidence and pleasure, “Once I awake, I’m nonetheless with you” (Psalm 139:18b).
By his Spirit, I can stay a life worthy of the Lord, and I’m able to “please him in each method: bearing fruit in each good work, rising within the information of God” (Colossians 1:10).
Jesus teaches me this confidence in God’s love, in order that the identical pleasure that’s in him shall be in me and so my pleasure shall be full, centered wholly in God (John 15:11).
What wouldn’t it really feel wish to be “lavished” with God’s grace?
How does it really feel to know God is happy to have you ever in his household?
By Jon Walker
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