Ephesians 1:3-6 (MSG)

3 How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He is the father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in Him. 4 Long before he laid down the 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. 5 Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) 6 He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.
We are invited to the banquet (Luke 14:15-24), and it’s been the plan all along. It’s part of God’s glorious plan, an incredible, awesome, amazing blessing. However, it’s not a given.
The blessing must be accepted first. Yep, all it takes is to say yes. Yes to the giver of the blessing, The Father, Son and Holy Spirit, God. Accept all three, not just some nebulous God of our own creation. Accept Him then lean into Him. Drop your vanity and self-righteousness, humble yourself to the creator of the universe. Believe it or not, He’s bigger, wiser, more loving than you or me.
It’s who He is. He’s the good Father. Don’t miss the blessing because you don’t want to get your head around the fact that we were chosen before time began. Don’t miss the blessing because you’re to busy being the ruler of your own life to realize that He is a better ruler than you are. Don’t say no to the ultimate blessing because you’re content with the table scraps that fall from His table (Matthew 15:27).
Oh Lord, thank you for this glorious blessing, for this day, and for Your grace.

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