Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. - Ephesians 1:3-6
Dear heavenly Father, when I read the passage above with my heart wide open, it occurs to me that you are telling a story about me and how you chose me from eternity, saved me in my lifetime and still plan to bless me from now on. You include me in your story because you carry me in your heart even when I am an embarrassment. You love me 1000 times more than my earthly father did. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. My heart is full of your fatherly love. It amazes me that you are pleased to you in your heart to choose me, of all people, to learn about your Son and believe. AMEN
When you know your heavenly Dad loves you, you can face anything life has waiting for you.
Additional Readings: Psalm 23, 2 Corinthians 1:3-11, 1 John 3:1-3