Made For Glory!
Did you know YOU were made for Glory?
Recently, Eugene Petersen passed away – many of you know him as the one responsible for THE MESSAGE, a paraphrase of God’s Word. He coined phrases like “Learn the unforced rhythms of Grace“, from Matthew 11:28-30. But the one Scripture that really woke me up, rekindling my soul tis the truth that I am made for Glory by the power of Christ in me – Ephesians 1:4-6:
“Long before He laid down Earth’s foundations, He had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of His LOVE, to be made whole and holy by His LOVE. Long, long ago He decided to adopt us into His family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure He took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the CELEBRATION of His lavish gift-giving by the hand of His Beloved Son.” Ephesians 1:4-6 – The MESSAGE
You and I have been lavishly endowed by Christ to experience the depth of our Father’s love! It’s not that He simply “loved” us, but the overwhelming fact that we were, before time and creation existed, settled on as a focus of God’s love. Simply put, that means, because of the Grace of Jesus Christ, we have been adopted into Father God’s family, made whole and holy by the Holy Spirit Himself. And our Lord actually took great pleasure, great joy in designing our salvation and transformation into “jars of clay” containing the very Glory of Christ Himself!
So, CELEBRATE! Live that Glory! We have been included through Christ in us, the Hope of Glory! You and me – loved outrageously, purposed powerfully, secured forever, arms wrapped around us – our Heavenly DAD generously lavishing His Grace and Truth upon us. All because our Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit desire a personal, intimate relationship with you and me. So indeed, celebrate – you are loved. Now that’s GLORY!