Think on these verses really well—
“God chose us to belong to Christ before the world was created. He chose us to be holy and without blame in his eyes. He loved us. So he decided long ago to adopt us. He adopted us as his children with all the rights children have. He did it because of what Jesus Christ has done. It pleased God to do it.” (Ephesians 1:4-5)
Think about these too:
- God the Heavenly Father wanted you – before the creation of the world. He chose you even before you did anything good (or bad).
- Our Heavenly Father wanted you, and that’s why His Son Jesus came to die on the cross for you.
- Father God wanted you, and that’s why He saved you and forgave you.
- God wanted you to become His child, and that’s why cleared you of all wrongdoings, and declared you righteous instead of guilty!
And now you have the same righteous nature as Christ always has! So, think about this:
Because you are God’s child, and you have Christ’s righteous nature,
YOU ARE COMPLETELY FORGIVEN.
YOU ARE FULLY PLEASING TO GOD.
YOU ARE TOTALLY ACCEPTED.
YOU ARE DEEPLY LOVED.
YOU ARE COMPLETE IN CHRIST.
to the praise of His glorious grace!