[and He did this] so that in the ages to come He might [clearly] show the immeasurable and unsurpassed riches of His grace in [His] kindness toward us in Christ Jesus [by providing for our redemption]. For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God; not as a result of [your] works [nor your attempts to keep the Law], so that no one will [be able to] boast or take credit in any way [for his salvation]. For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]”. Ephesians 2:7-10 (AMPC)
It may not always feel this way, and perhaps some days seem almost impossible to believe, but God has prepared, prearranged, and made ready, a specifically ordained and carefully designed good life for you!
You were in His heart of kindness and compassion from the beginning of time and so was this exact day—filled with plans to prosper you, to cover you in grace and favour, and give you a future and a hope beyond anything you could ask for, or imagine.
You didn’t have to work to make this happen, nor could you ever possibly earn the magnitude of this amazing gift—it is life in abundance, perfectly planned for you. The Father’s deepest desire; the way made possible by His Beloved Son, Jesus, Who took your life, bruises, battle scars and all, into His own life on the Cross, so He could give the fullness of all He is to you.
Reach out your hand precious one, for Love, pure undefiled, unconditional love, is already reaching for you. Receive this unsurpassed gift of grace and allow it to renew, restore, and transform you, in ways that only redeeming love can do.
To think Father that You have planned and prepared a life for me, beyond what I could ask for imagine. Then through the power and work of the Cross, my Beloved Jesus made a way for it to all come true!
How could this be Poppa, except by Someone as wonderful as You!
Holy Spirit, I know You are the giver and sustainer of all life. I receive today by faith, the gift of this life set apart for me. Mold me, shape me, heal and help me become all that is in the Father’s heart; all that will bring Jesus the glory; all that will bring You great joy!
I am overwhelmed by the privileges that come with following You for You have given me, and are giving me, the best! Any good thing You find in me, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, has come from You!
By Your unending grace and supernatural strength alone, and with a grateful heart, I pray.
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