"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. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to 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."
3--"who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ." DO YOU HEAR THAT??? God has already blessed us with every spiritual blessing He gave His Son!!! Why? Because as Christians we have a relationship with Jesus and that allows our relationship, our adoption, into God's family. And it says here these blessings are in the heavenly realms, and that means that we are blessed in eternity, not just here in this time we are in now!
4--"He chose us in Him before the creation of the world" My Father knew me before He made the world. He knew that I would be right here today blogging this very article about His love for me. THAT IS MIND BENDING! My Father doesn't love me BECAUSE I was born..no..MY FATHER LOVED ME SO MUCH THAT HE CREATED MY SPOT IN THIS WORLD AND LOVINGLY PLACED ME HERE SO THAT HE COULD LOVE ME!!
6 & 7--"to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood..." God redeemed me by sacrificing His Son so that I could be washed in His blood. Jesus bought my freedom, bought my release from slavery to sin. I DIDN'T DESERVE IT..but that is how much my Father loves me! And He doesn't just give me some grace....no...HE LAVISHES IT ON ME WITH WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING. He pours it out over me in a never ending supply.
10-"to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ." O to be in this body of Christ. Do you get how beautiful this is?! Do you see that we are all so the same in that we belong to Him...but we are so unique in design for Him. Like, we are each a puzzle piece. We are each shaped specifically for that spot that He has carved out for us. And we are each perfect, we are each exactly what He has made us to be for that place. And when all things in heaven and earth come together, we will all be one....we will all be one....WE WILL ALL BE ONE...
Today Lord I am so thankful for being your daughter. I am so thankful that You loved me so much that You created this world with my place already carved out. This also reminds me that You carved out a spot for all of Your other children. Father, help me to love like You love. Help me to be more understanding of others, because really, we are each of the same importance to You.