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The Richness of His Blessings

When you come to faith in Christ, you lack no spiritual thing. You are adopted by God, His precious child, and there is no better father than Him. This adoption was unmerited favor – you did nothing to earn it. He gave His love, goodness, and mercy freely, and you simply said yes to the best gift you could ever receive.

Paul list some of the spiritual blessings in Ephesians. This list includes but is not limited to adoption, righteousness, grace, forgiveness, fellowship with God, an inheritance, and the Holy Spirit. These gifts, spiritual blessings, are the most important and beautiful things in life. Without them, there is despair and destruction.

Ephesians 1:3-7, “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.  For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love, he[a] predestined us for adoption to sonship[b] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—  to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.  In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”

Do you believe that these spiritual blessings are yours to possess? It doesn’t matter how long you have been a Christian. 100 years or only a day. These gifts are yours to keep and should never be taken for granted.

In My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers asked a challenging question we should ask ourselves. “Can I face things as they actually are in the light of Jesus Christ, or do things as they really destroy my trust in Him and put me in a panic?”

We need to remember that there isn’t anything we need that God hasn’t been provided. He is concerned about the significant, minor, and needs you don’t even know you have.

Philippians 4:19, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.”

Today choose one spiritual blessing to focus on. Pick the one you have to remind yourself about or can’t quite understand. Focus on it and ask God to help you understand and apply that blessing to your everyday life.

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