“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” Ephesians 1:3
During Lent is a good time to take stock in what we have in Christ and praise Him, as without Him we would not have:
Salvation- “For God so love the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 I can have life with Jesus forever through faith in Him, a full expression of God’s love and my sins forgiven at the cross.
Citizenship in Heaven– “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.” Philippians 3:20-21 Wow! I have a permanent home, belonging in heaven and a new glorious body.
Guaranteed Redemption– “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:13-14 I am sealed by the indwelling Holy Spirit, marked as belonging to Him and have an inheritance in God’s kingdom.
As today’s verses states- “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” What wonderful blessings we Have in Jesus!
Our simple prayer for today:
Thanking Jesus for what He has done for me!