S-Ephesians 2:4-10King James Version (KJV)
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
O-Do you understand the riches we have in Christ? Here we have it the full and complete version of Grace with its unlimited favor, Gift of the Father. We were DEAD in Sin and by Faith in what Christ has done on the cross, the blood that would forever cleanse me from sin, raising me together with HIM me and His own Son being welcomed together into the heavenly places, oh the GRACE that makes me alive, how precious, how wonderful.
A-Live like this is true, totally live like you believe that has truly happened and that it has happened for me. His Kindness, His Gift, did not have to lift a finger, Free made Free, His workmanship, His good works, He ordained, that I might walk with HIM now and FOREVER! Sin has no more hold on me and I can live Christ in me. This needs to change me from the inside out, it needs to arouse uncomplicated steadfast never resisting TRUST in my Father who has made a way for me to walk with Him. Amazing LOVE how can it be!
P- Father you are totally my rescuer not only in my yesterdays of darkness but you are my measure of what ever I need for today and tomorrow. Nothing comes so close as this, nothing touches my life like this does. You are the here and now of my existence and I cherish this knowledge of Who You Are! I want to feel you like Mary did so close that I feel surrounded by Your Presence. I want to make room for you as I walk this life road and know that nothing compares to the knowledge of who You are in me. You have the workmanship all under control and I want to be yielded to the construction work of Your Hands. Teach me LORD, wake me when I fall tired, strengthen when I am weak, arouse within my a total desire to fall upon You in all things. Teach me to talk with You, walk with You, as You are right here with me always. Thank you Father for this gift of LOVE this mystery of Kindness toward me.