Dear Beloved of Faith Family Fellowship,
Greetings in the Name of the Lord! As we begin the month of February there is the custom of celebrating Valentine’s Day. Along with it is usually the giving of cards as an expression of our love for each other. I want to reflect on this day of God’s card/letter written to us from a heart of love from His word.
In Ephesians 1:3-7, there is listed five things that reveal what our Heavenly Father did for us in Christ because of His great Heart of love for us. It is all based on who He is and what He has done for us and not on who and what we could do to earn this love. All we’re to do is accept His heart of love for us.
In verse 3 it declares, we have been “blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ”. This points to all His gifts He’s given to us spiritually, mentally, physically and materially thus meeting our every need.
In verse 4 it says, “He has chosen us in Him”. He called us to be His chosen vessels according to His will, plan and purpose.
In verse 5 it states, “having predestinated us”. He adopted us out of the fallen human family in Adam and made us members of God’s redeemed family in Christ.
In verse 6 it reveals, “He has made us accepted in the Beloved”. Jesus is God’s beloved Son. By being in Christ we’re His beloved sons and daughters.
In verse 7 it proclaims, “In whom (Christ) we have redemption through His blood”. Now we need to proclaim it to our hearts that we’re loved, accepted and forgiven.
Let us make it the quest of our hearts to know and believe the love God has for us (I John 4:16). So let us embrace His love for us on a daily basis. It was He who said two thousand years ago, “I Love You. Be Mine”!
We love you,
Music: "Cornerstone" Hillsong CD "Cornerstone". C) 2012 Hillsong Church T/A Hillsong Music Australia. All rights reserved.