In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory. For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers. Ephesians 1:13-16
Today's thoughts from today's verses:
The purpose of God’s redemptive plan is to produce people who actually live fully for him. It is the Holy Spirit that makes all the difference. Christ came to redeem our lives for God. When we trust Christ as our Savior we are cleansed and allwe become temples of the Holy Spirit. As such we are indwelled by the Holy Spirit who works from the inside out powerfully helping us to become all that God desires for us to be and to fulfill through us all that He desires for us to do. This is what genuine faith in our Lord Jesus Christ is really all about and we have been sealed in Christ through the Holy Spirit of promise.
Today's prayer response from today's thoughts:
Lord, I am amazed at the commitment you have to succeed at fulfilling the purpose for which you created mankind. I am committed to you Lord and truly want to be your devoted possession who fully exists for the praise of your glory. I love you, I worship you, and I praise you, Lord. Amen!
Posted on Sat, April 9, 2016
by Alan Porter