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Day 5 - “Lavished”

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Ephesians 1:7-8

“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.”

Reflection

What’s better - a treasure chest full of gold and jewels, a picture of a treasure chest, or a map to a treasure chest?  Any average person would choose the treasure chest, right?  Well, these verses and the rest of Ephesians 1 are like a treasure chest full of spiritual nuggets and gems of truth.  Precious jewels after jewels, God tells us who we are - rescued and saved, covered and forgiven, healed and redeemed.  God has lavished on us all of His love and grace.  There’s no need for map where we have to search and dig for these treasures, but God generously pours them on us.  While a picture is nice to see, but can a picture let us hold the treasure?  When we step into take in the vastness of His riches, we know that it’s all because of the passionate love of God the Father who sent His one and only Son into our world, lived to serve, died a criminal’s death on the cross and rose to conquer death.  Only then can we truly know the true worth and value of the treasures that He has lavished on us.

Response

So instead of going after a map or a picture of a treasure chest - anything less than the treasure itself, let’s respond to the lavishing grace of God with extravagant love because we are fully forgiven and redeemed!  Spend some time in prayer asking the Lord to fill us with His extravagant love for someone we know who may not know God’s love.  Ask the Spirit to give you the clear moments and the deep passion to follow through in real and impacting ways for that person.

Day 4 - “Consider”

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Day 3 - “Everlasting”

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Day 2 - “When We Were Still…”

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Day 1 - “Greater Love”

Monday, September 16th, 2013