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Blessed?

Do you see life as a blessing or a burden?  Yesterday I shared a message from Ephesians 1…I asked people to consider how we are blessed in Christ.  Verses 3 – 14 unfold for us a number of ways that we are blessed in Christ:

  • blessed with every spiritual blessing
  • chosen by God
  • adopted into his family
  • accepted with the one he loves
  • redeemed through the blood of Christ
  • forgiven for sins
  • promised a great inheritance
  • sealed by the Holy Spirit

We learn that these blessings come through faith in Christ, as we believe in Him, God includes us in His family.  I am continuing to pray that we can all come to understand the depth of what these blessings mean for us.  That God will give us wisdom and revelation to know Him, to open our eyes to the hope that is before us, and to help us grasp His power at work within our lives.

Even as we consider all of these spiritual blessings we begin to ask what about the physical burdens?  Life is still hard at times, however understanding the spiritual allows to endure the difficulties and even enjoy the journey.  Our trust and confidence is that with God as our Father, He will not let us go or leave us to face the challenges alone.  He has given us His Son and has Sealed us with His Spirit. He can be trusted to carry us through whatever valleys we forge or to enable us to climb whatever mountains we attempt to climb.  To the praise of His glory and with his wonderful grace in mind, He has already given us far more than we deserve, and has promised us an even greater future.

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April 20, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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