Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One He loves”. Ephesians 1:3-6
“Before the creation of the world” was a very long time ago, but you existed in God’s heart of love then, just as you do now. There is nothing accidental about who and how you are, when and why you are here. Created in love, to be loved by God, to accept His love, and then loving Him in return, sharing that love with the world you were made for. He couldn’t wait for you to come, in this exact moment of time, and to embrace the fullness of the spiritual blessings that were set apart in Christ, specifically for you!
“Come precious one and see”, He says. “These days are gift days. They are grace days. They are days of love with Me”.
He sees you with eyes of love, accepting, affirming, holy and blameless in His sight, made whole and perfect through your union with Christ. All that was lavished upon Jesus, has been bestowed and released to you too! Nothing required on your part, save that you would receive. There is no expectation of performance or perfection in this relationship of love. Only abide and believe.
In this you bless His heart beloved, and bring Him joy, for this is the manifestation of His glorious grace to all mankind, and His unfolding plan for you!
Dear Father, we so want to bless Your heart by receiving all that You desire to give us; by walking the path You have prepared; and accepting all that Jesus has done on our behalf.
Enlarge our hearts, we pray, to receive Your great love. Let us live our lives in Your life-giving light, held tight in Your grip of grace, giving thanks for Your great Name. We are resting in quiet confidence Lord, arms and hearts open wide, for all that You have promised; for the fullness of Your manifest miracles; Your glory and Your grace.
Thank You Lord Jesus for showing us the way. Let our passion and our pleasure be to remain true to You, to embrace all that God has provided, and fulfilling all He has called us to.
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