Wednesday Word 11.29.17

Ephesians 1:15-23 New International Version

15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

“…riches of his glorious inheritance…” It is incredible that you and I are eligible for the greatest inheritance imaginable. We cannot control who will be our parents. We can, however, choose whom we will follow. We can choose to acknowledge the one who chose us. We can control whether or not we believe in the promises he has made.

Any one of us may lay claim to the hope of his inheritance. In Colossians 1:11-14 Paul says, “…being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves…” Paul wrote to the Galatians in 4:4-6, “But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. 6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”

You are blessed. Give thanks. Get to know your Heavenly Father better. You are loved by God…something to pray about.

Your sister in Christ, Vicki

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