By Toni Smothers
Scripture Reading for the day: Ephesians 1:1-8
Scripture Quote: “also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will…Ephesians 1:11a (NASB)
Before we first heard of Christ, He had his eye on us, had designs for our glorious living. We have always been a part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone. Isn’t that an unbeatable wonder?
Many people go through life lost in the maze of busyness and frustration, taking comfort in bigger salaries, houses, or cars, none of which fulfills them. Jesus patiently waits at the door of our hearts. We need only seek Him out and we can find true comfort. His abundant grace is sufficient for every need.
Daily seek to understand the dimensions of God’s eternal purpose and grace and come to appreciate the high goals God has for the church. As believers, we can see how imperative it is to trust in Christ and help whoever else we can to come to His saving grace. We have been predestined for glory – Share your faith with someone today so God’s plan and purpose for your life continues perfectly through your obedience. Pray that you might be used by God to expedite the coming of His Kingdom here on earth.
Today’s meditation: It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. “The number one thing that keeps you from becoming what God wants you to be is your past.” – Rick Warren
Memory Verse: “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.” Ephesians 1:17 (NASB)