Wonderful Blessings Week 1

Sapphire and Diamond Collar

Photo by Kevin H.

I’ve started the Good Morning Girls Bible Study and I am encouraged already.  We are studying Ephesians and in the 3 days that we’ve started, I have already learned lots.  God has blessed me with two friends to do this study with me besides the 5,000 all over the world that are also joining in.  It is such an incredible feeling to know that there are women doing this study with me all over the world.  Are there any women in Germany doing it as well?  Yes, they’ve translated the study into German so that German speakers can also do the study with us.  That is wonderful.

We have been given much by God.  Read this and let it sink in today.

“This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I am writing to God’s holy people in Ephesus, who are faithful followers of Christ Jesus. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.  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. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth.” (Ephesians 1:1-10, NLT)

God gave us blessings. God gave us RICH blessings because of Christ.  God chose us before the foundation of the world to give us those blessings in Christ.  We are holy because of Christ!  He wanted to do this.  It gave him pleasure.  I would love to see the smile of God when he chose us.  Because of this we praise God for this grace.  He purchased our freedom from sins and forgave us with the riches of Christ’s blood. (The picture is an illustration of riches)  This plan though seemingly mysterious was revealed and is no longer a mystery, it was uncovered for God’s pleasure.  Christ’s blood will bring it all together.  Amazing!  Absolutely Amazing.  

May you all find pleasure in the blessings of Christ today!

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