The gospel is not just for unbelievers to hear, it is a body of truth we should be repeating to ourselves often. We should continually be standing in awe at the wonder of God’s outrageously, illogically qualifying us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the Kingdom of Light.
Lord, to belong to you, to be your possession, to know you as Father, God, King and Shepherd is beyond wonderful. Blessed is too mild a word!
To know that you chose us, wanted us as your people, bought us, sought us out, adopted us, transformed us, that you love us and cherish us—what marvelous truths! It is more than we could ever have hoped for.
And our wonder is increased when we think of what we actually deserve–punishment, rejection, suffering, eternal separation from you and being far from all that is good.
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 belonging, worth, competence and far more. Glory and honor definitely belong to you alone!
May my wonder at you increase every day, 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.]