Living in the Light of the Gospel

Living in the Light of the Gospel

The gospel is not just for unbelievers to hear, it is a body of truth we should be repeating to ourselves daily. We should consistently be in awe at the wonder of God’s outrageously, illogically loving us and qualifying us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the Kingdom of Light (Col. 1:12).
 
Lord, to belong to you, to be your possession, your treasured child, to know you as Father, God, King and Shepherd, is beyond wonderful. Blessed is way too mild a word!
 
And our wonder increases when we think of what we actually deserved–punishment, rejection, suffering, despair, hopelessness, death and eternal separation from you, being sealed off from all that is good.
 
In the light of this, to know that you chose us, wanted us as your children, bought us, sought us, adopted us and transformed us, that you love us and cherish us (Eph. 1:2-8)–what marvelous, unbelievable truths! They are more than we could ever have hoped for.
 
Truly, you are the God who is beyond our dreams, beyond our hopes, beyond our understanding. You are Great and Powerful, Glorious and Perfect, Gracious and Pure. You are the fulfillment of the longings of our hearts, giving us what we desire: belonging, worth and competence (Eph. 1:18-19) and far more. Glory and honor definitely belong to you alone!
 
May my wonder at you increase every day, O Triune God, may my amazement at being redeemed and loved by you deepen each morning, and may praise, thanksgiving and worship pour out of my soul to you throughout the day as you lead me to walk in the light of your powerful and preserving Presence.]
 
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