Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Ephesians 1:1-14 says it best what I am thankful for today. I don't have to add any thoughts. Just praise and thank my Lord and Savior.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment—to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.
In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession—to the praise of his glory.


Kathy said...

I love, love, love those verses! I can read it over and over and always get something new from it. A few more verses down from there, in verses 17-19 is a wonderful prayer that I've been praying for my daughter for two years now.

Sharon Brumfield said...

I love the book of Ephesians and I love these verses. They are filled with such power and hope.

Denise said...

Precious verses my friend.