When I Think of the Book of Ephesians, I Think of...
I read this morning, "When I think of the book of Ephesians, I think of the story of the woman who woke up one morning and as she saw her husband getting ready to leave for work she said, with a big smile on her face, “Honey, I’ll bet you don’t know what day this is.
” Her husband had a hard time remembering birthdays and anniversaries, but since he was about to leave for work he excused himself from the embarrassing situation by walking out of the door while saying, “Honey, how could I ever forget. This is the best day of our lives.”
All during the day, he kept trying to remember what month and what day his wife’s birthday was, and when their anniversary was, but he could not remember.
The day wore on and it was getting close to time to get off from work and he knew he was going to have to go home and face his wife not knowing what made this day so special. He finally thought of a plan to save his hide. He rushed into the house and said, “Honey, get your best dress on. We are going to paint the town red to celebrate this outstanding day in our lives!” While she was getting ready he rushed down to the florist and bought her a lovely bouquet of flowers. He took her to the most expensive restaurant in town. He had spent $150.00 to celebrate this day and he didn’t even know what he was celebrating.
It was on the way home that he finally discovered what day it was. His wife snuggled real close to him, placed her arm around his shoulder, planted a soft kiss on his cheek, and said, “Honey, this is the best groundhog day that we have ever enjoyed together". HA! Poor husband.
For two months, we have been examining the 1st chapter of Ephesians unpacking the truth In HIM, I am _____. YES! So when I think about this 1st chapter of Ephesians may I not forget that 'In HIM, I a SAINT' (Eph. 1:2)! When I am feeling down, confused, challenged, brokenhearted, and a bit lost, I know 'In HIM, I am Blessed' (Eph. 1:3)! Glory! The days that I feel unattached, separated, abandoned, I speak the words, In HIM, I am Chosen (Eph. 1:4)! Praise His holy Name! When I think about the book of Ephesians what whales up in my soul when I think back on its truth, In HIM, I am Accepted (Eph. 1:6)! I do not have to go through any special process and/or carry out a required action, Jesus accepts ME! Praise God for His promises and provision, because before the foundations of the world was established, He God Predestinated (pre-determined) us to Adopt us to be sons and daughters that have a full inheritance (Eph. 1:6).
When you THINK, THINK in the and through the WORD!
"YOU were BUILT for This"