As with the vast majority of his letters Paul begins Ephesians with a cacophony of praise. No matter what you may be feeling today Ephesians 1:1-23 will provide you with some rocket fuel for praise. As you read over these verses again (or for the first time) I would encourage you to stop and praise God for all the things which he has done for you.
He has: - blessed us with "every spiritual blessing in Christ"
- chosen us, predestined us
- adopted us
- given us grace
- provided redemption
- revealed to us the mystery of his will
- sealed us through the Holy Spirit
Those are just a sampling of the ways which God has already worked in the lives of those who have placed their trust in Jesus. No matter what our performance may have been over the last few days, God's work remains, and he promises to finish the work that he has begun in us. Praise God!
Question of the day: Which of the works of God do you need to make a regular practice of praising God for?
God my Father, thank you for all the ways you have worked in my life. Thank you that all these works reflect your grace and love. Help me to always remember what you have accomplished for me and give you the praise you deserve. Praise to you God. Amen.