Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
We learned early in bible school to do everything with excellence. Even before that, my dad taught me to take pride in whatever I made. Whether a school project, the way I play a position in whatever sport, finances, etc…What you present before others is a reflection on you as a person so take pride in it. It speaks of the type of character and person you are. Dad, is what I call a plodder. One step at a time, inch by inch he will endure to the end and what he presents will be full of pride and value. We have a 1967 GTO that he purchased brand new off the lot in December of 1966. Why? He took the time to patiently wait until he was in a financial position to purchase a car he always wanted even though it took months to prepare for it. He did the same with his lot to build his house. The same with the furniture a year before building the house and then the house itself which by the way only costs 17,000 brand new! WOW, thats a while back! All i am saying is that what he made, bought, and has is something that is carefully thought through and meticulous in its choosing.
The same is true when it comes to our Heavenly Father. He has a well thought out plan for you and I. He had a holy huddle in heaven and the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit got together to ensure that what He presented was full-proof and His handprint would be all over it! Guess what? You and I are the result of that meeting in the heavens.
he hath made us accepted in the beloved…. We are not a mistake! We were made for such a time as this so get up, rise up, shape up and move forward in your calling that He has prepared before the foundation of the world.
I AM ALL HE SAYS I AM….period!