I joined a house group last night and was good to meet with some different Christians. We are studying Ephesians and whilst I had missed the first two sessions it didn’t really matter as we gathered to look at the first part of Ephesians 2. Despite reading this passage of a number of occasions before, it was good to study it in more depth and underline the fact that God chose me, that God’s grace is what has saved me as I turned to him in faith. It underlines that no matter how many good works someone does, it won’t make them a Christian, but as a Christian I am designed to do good works that God has already chosen for me to do. I have a new life because of God’s grace, we considered what our lives looked like before we received that grace and it made God’s love even more real to me.
Remember to whom you belong, stop being who you are and start being who you were created to be, for you who were far have been brought near, accept the love that has no conditions, accept the unlimited depths of love that God has given, his grace, his gifts selected exclusively for you, let God show you how to take who you are and use if for a purpose greater than yourself, after all you are a masterpiece of his Creation, blessed and chosen, by his amazing grace you are saved, all your mistakes serve a purpose instead of serving shame, with God there is no blame, worship his name for the unmerited, undeserved, unearned favour that your Saviour has given to you, no longer parted, no longer distant, brilliantly appointed to do God’s business