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.Ephesians 1:4-5 NLT
God’s plan to include us in His realm goes back to the start of time. He has chosen us to belong to Him — but He has also given us free will. We can stay independent, living our own lives, or we can choose to come into a very special relationship with God through believing and receiving Jesus Christ — a relationship where we are adopted into the family with full rights.
Thank You, Father God, for making a way where we could be counted as Your children through Your Son, Jesus.
Thank You for making a way for us to be counted holy because of Jesus. We are so grateful that You decided to adopt us, graciously giving us the belonging that our souls have cried out for.
May we honour the status You have given us, by being willing partners, joining You in Your mission to bring others to know You. to the glory of Jesus, Amen.
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