We began studying the book of Ephesians in church and one of the things I have been pondering about has been the chapter one verse 4
Ephesians chapter 1 verse 4
Long ago, even before He made the world, God chose us to be His very own through what Christ would do for us; He decided then to make us holy in His eyes, without a single fault—we who stand before Him covered with His love.
The first line says long ago even before God made the world God chose us to be His very own through what Christ would do for us. This just opened me up to even a greater understanding of God’s love. God being the God that He is knew all that was going to happen before hand, He knew man ( you and I ) would fall short, He knew we can never live up to his standards so He made a way out for us through His son Jesus.
If I as an individual knows beforehand someone was going to hurt me, it is only wise that I stay away from such a person but it wasn’t so in God’s case He devised a plan He did not stay away from us or decide not to create you and I instead He created a means through which we would be closer to Him He did that through the person of Jesus. God is so intentional about every single one of us both the saved and the unsaved.
Jesus did not die for just the saved or a selected number He died for us all and all we had/have to do was/is believe in Him and what He did for us on the cross so we can be partakers of His inheritance.
I don’t know what you have heard in the past, or maybe you have heard this in the past am just here to remind you of God’s love for you, you are not just an outcome of a one night stand, you are not another statistic, you are not a failure, you are not a disaster waiting to happen, you are not retarded you are not a bastard God took His time to plan out your life even before He thought about creating the world. God did not just wake up on the 6th day and decided you know what I need to create a human being no He had a perfect plan before the 6th day, He put so much thought into creating you.
Live in this knowing regardless of what you are going through or have been through that you have a father who always walks with you even in the fire and loves you dearly.
Most times we hear things like I love you because you are beautiful/ handsome, I love you because you make me happy or you make me smile, I love you because you are smart….. e.t.c or maybe we have said such to someone.
What happens when an unforeseen circumstance let’s say a car crash happens and that beautiful face is no longer recognisable or that smart guy/lady develops amnesia and can’t think right again what happens when that person no longer makes you smile?
you see we humans most times love with a condition attached to it but we have a God who loves us not because of who we are or what we have done or what we can offer Him. God’s love is unconditional, it is intentional, it stands the test of time, His love grows deeper it never diminishes.
Jesus loves you, it is His desire to see you saved, all you need to do is accept His love, believe that He died for you and on the finished work of the cross. His arms are widely opened to receive you.
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Have a blessed day ahead
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