Ephesians 1:3-6 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”
The fact that we were chosen long before the world was created is amazing. To have a purpose, work, and a place chosen by God before we were born means more than we can fathom.
To have someone who cares to the depth that God cares is utterly incomparable to anything we can imagine. Which begs the question, “Why would we not give over everything to His control?”
God put everything on the line for us. He gave the greatest gift at the greatest price.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
As a child of God, we must constantly be growing in our knowledge of who God is and our place in Him. Our relationship should continually grow closer as the time approaches for our meeting face-to-face.
Given the multitude of opportunities we are given to draw close and know Him personally and intimately, we have no excuse. I do not want our meeting to be a time of getting acquainted.
Part of me wants to rush into His arms for the physical hug I’ve felt spiritually all these years. There’s a song by Mercy Me called, “I Can Only Imagine.” In it, he ponders what that first meeting will be like. You can listen to it here.
Our hearts need to be filled with the expectancy of that meeting. I find that the more I know about my Heavenly Father, the more I want to be with Him. It is a relationship like no other.
But, without God’s Word, I would never know.
Many feel that because they’ve read through the Bible, they have got all they need. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. The more I read, more of God is revealed to me. The more I read, the more I find I don’t know about God, His love, forgiveness, mercy, and grace.
The deeper I dig, the more treasure I find.
Who knew it could ever be like this?