11In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:11-12
God chose us before the creation of the world to be sons and daughters – He wanted above all things a family! This chapter speaks of God’s amazing love for us to adopt us as children according to His pleasure and will. He chose to redeem us through His blood shed on the cross, to forgive us “in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.” He didn’t stop there! He made known to us the mystery of His will and purpose to bring all things in unity with Christ and under His authority we would thrive. How great is our God!!!
My God is way too good for me to imagine! Of all of the cares and management of the galaxies, the constellations, the orbital genius – why would God care for us? This morning I was on a prayer walking just asking myself a redundant question as I thought of all of the creation of the world; who made the ____________ ? I just thought of random things like the animal kingdom and the vast diversity of zebras, camels, dogs, and other animals of the earth. I answered the question every time with – “God made them”.
I thought of the wild blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and all of the diverse fruit trees. I thought of the complexity of the vegetables of all kinds and the various grains that come from the earth. I pondered the intricacies of the human body in all of it’s functions. I was reminded of all of the minerals and vitamins to keep the body healthy. I thought of many of the substance of the earth with iron ore, sand to make concrete, and wood to build houses and to heat them. My mind went to all of the beautiful flowers that God designed to give us pleasure, joy, and awe.
God wants us to remember that He chose us and created this world fully equipped to make our stay ideal for vibrant and abundant life. He went to great lengths for us His children – what great lengths have we gone for Him?
Oh God, you are beyond my wildest imaginations. The heavens and the earth declare your glory and your majesty. How awesome you are to care this much for us to give us your very best throughout the earth! I am in total awe and wonder of you today!
Heard in prayer
I did this all for you! I have great pleasure when I see my children enjoying my Presence and my creation and remembering who made this for them. Keep your wonder and awe in my creation! I did this so everyone would know that I exist and I love them and that I want a close and deep relationship with them.