Ephesians 1:3 (NIV) – 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.
“Adoption is an act of God whereby he makes us members of his family. In adoption, we are given many of the greatest blessings that we will know for all eternity… One of the greatest privileges of our adoption is being able to speak to God and relate to him as [our] good and loving Father… The privilege of being led by the Holy Spirit is also a benefit of adoption… In addition to these great privileges that concern our relationship to God and fellowship with him, we also have privileges of adoption that affect the way that we relate to each other and affect our own personal conduct. Because we are God’s children, our relationship with each other is far deeper and more intimate than the relationship that angels, for example, have to one another, for we are all members of one family.” [Grudem, Systematic Theology, p. 736.]
In Christ, we have every spiritual blessing afforded us as God’s children. Let us pray and ask God to help us fully live out all these benefits and privileges, also let us pray for our churches, ministries, and campuses to live in this fullness as well.