Tuesday, May 4, 2010

He gave us the right to become children of God.

He gave us the right to become children of God.

Ephesians 1:3-14 (New International Version)

Spiritual Blessings in Christ
3Praise 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. 4For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he[a] predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace 8that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. 9And he[b] made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment—to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.
11In him we were also chosen,[c] having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession—to the praise of his glory.

Christ has made it possible for us to become God's children and he loves us! God chose us, we are perfect in his sight. He delights in us, His children. I love that God chose us. I love that he knew me and who I would become before I was ever conceived. I will no longer let the world tell me who I am because He has shown me who He sees me to be. "I am Your beloved, your creation and You love me as I am. You have called me chosen for your kingdom, unashamed to call me Your own. I am Your beloved."

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