Recently, I read Ephesians chapter one in the Passion Translation Bible. It is such a perfect reminder of God’s plan and His great love for each of us. I have set to read this passage each day as a reminder of the hope, joy, and wonderful truth of my life in Him above all the chaos. In verses, 15-22 Paul continues with a prayer for the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation.  I encourage you to read it all.   I pray that this passage will speak to you and your heart as it has mine.  May His tender, sweet love wrap itself around you, and may you hear His voice so sweetly in your heart.

Ephesians 1:3-22


Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm has already been lavished upon us as a love gift from our wonderful heavenly Father, the Father of our Lord Jesus—all because he sees us wrapped into Christ. This is why we celebrate Him with all our hearts!

And in love he chose us before he laid the foundation of the universe! Because of his great love, He ordained us, so that we would be seen as holy in his eyes with an unstained innocence.

5–6 For it was always in his perfect plan to adopt us as His delightful children, through our union with Jesus, the Anointed One, so that His tremendous love that cascades over us would glorify his grace for the same love he has for the Beloved, Jesus, he has for us. And this unfolding plan brings Him great pleasure!

7Since we are now joined to Christ, we have been given the treasures of redemption by his blood—the total cancellation of our sins—all because of the cascading riches of his grace.

This superabundant grace is already powerfully working in us, releasing all forms of wisdom and practical understanding.

And through the revelation of the Anointed One, He unveiled his secret desires to us—the hidden mystery of his long-range plan, which He was delighted to implement from the very beginning of time.

10 And because of God’s unfailing purpose, this detailed plan will reign supreme through every period of time until the fulfillment of all the ages finally reaches its climax—when God makes all things new in all of heaven and earth through Jesus Christ.

14 He is given to us like an engagement ring, as the first installment of what’s coming! He is our hope-promise of a future inheritance which seals us until we have all of redemption’s promises and experience complete freedom—all for the supreme glory and honor of God!

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