Ephesians 1:4-6 NLT – 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.
Our highest privilege and deepest need is to experience the holy God as our loving Father, to approach Him without fear, and to be assured of His fatherly care and concern. When the Holy Spirit takes up residence in our lives, we too can cry, “Abba, Father.” The same Spirit that proceeds from the relationship between the Father and Son is implanted in us…Apart from Jesus, we are all spiritual orphans. Our rebellious and sinful nature cut us off from God the Father. The price of our adoption was the death of God’s Son. C.S. Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity, “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become the sons of God.” [Brad Wilson, Ephesians: How Jesus Creates a New People in a New World, p.27]
Today, let’s pray thanking the Lord for the supernatural saving faith that has brought our adoption. As you pray, worship with the song “You never fail” by Hillsong (Click here).
Prayer: Father, we thank you and praise you for the glorious grace that has been poured out upon us. We are saved because of your wonderful plan of salvation that has been supernaturally give to us. We belong to you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.