Day Three: Fully Belonging, Fully Blessed

Ephesians 1:3-7 – All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.

During a recent difficulty, I was feeling bad for myself and downcast. In prayer, the Lord asked me: “What have I not given to you?” I was struck because it wasn’t necessarily what I wanted to hear – I wanted to be assured that God saw what a difficult time I was facing, which He indeed did. But the Lord knew what I most needed in that moment was some realigning, to shift from a position of lack and self-centeredness, to my true position in Christ.

1. According to today’s verses, what has God given us in Christ?
2. Where in your life do you need to shift to your true position in Christ?

Father, help us to live today in our incredible position in Christ. With new boldness, we claim all you have given us in Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

– JL