The Daily Breath of God
Thursday, March 29 2012
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. Ephesians 1:3,5 NLTThis is a beautiful word picture of the joy and power of God’s grace. Our sin nature never blesses, it only condemns and is in constant want. Grace on the other hand blesses, and in that blessing leaves nothing out at all. Being united with Christ means we have been given the nature of Jesus the Christ in all its fullness and in his nature there is no condemnation or want. What is especially beautiful about grace is that it has nothing to do with what we have done or what our old nature was like. But bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. On this new day, with this in mind, take a deep breath and praise God for his great love of you. Your life and all its details are allowed so that you may experience the power, the beauty and the love of his grace for you. No matter whatever you have thought, know this, that God takes great pleasure in you. Now that should blow your hair back and cause you to rejoice.