Good, good Father

Ephesians 1, Exodus 29-31

Ephesians 1:3 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places…

Lord God, through the apostle Paul you lead me in a song of praise this morning.  It’s time to worship you because of all your graces to me. You are so good, better than I deserve, more than I can imagine.  You are truly doing more than I can fathom or imagine because of your great power and love.  You have given me EVERY spiritual blessing in Christ.  I can list a lot of them, but I’m sure I don’t know them all.  But you’ve given me them all, not one is missing, not one is yet to be given.  This EVERY good gift is just the beginning of my song.  You’ve been waiting to pour out this gift on me from all eternity. How this can be I can’t fathom, but you say it is so!  You chose me before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in your sight.  You predestined me according to your goodness and grace.  You picked me out and said, “I want to pour out every spiritual blessing on this one” and you were pointing at me!  And then, as if it were a surprise party, you walked into my life by your Spirit and saved me by your Son.  You sealed me with your Holy Spirit and now eternity with you is not just a wish or a dream, it is a guaranteed reality, 100% certain.  O God, I stand in awe of your goodness.