Sunday, January 20, 2013

Not an Afterthought

single roses

"For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight"
Ephesians 1:4

Wow! Does that not blow you away. God chose you before the foundation of the earth. We are no accident. We did not just appear and evolve over a long period of time from some cosmic ooze. We were created by God. We are not an afterthought of God, we are His accomplished masterpiece. We were chosen before the creation of the world, before the fall, before our parents even met.
It's a profound mystery, but God's ways are not our ways. "How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!" Romans 11:33.

We have been elected by grace. It has nothing to do with our merit. Lest we boast that it is ours by right, "But by the grace of God, I am what I am" (1 Corinthians 15:10); "It is by grace [we] have been saved" (Ephesians 2:5).

This should make us want to be and to do the very best for Him who created us. We are to continue in faith and a desire to be holy. We are to glorify God in all we do.

liberally adapted from my friend - Walking Through the Darkness by Pat Nordman

I just found her blog - you really should check it out Light for the Way

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