Predestination has boggled my mind for longer than I care to recount. I’ve finally resolved, it’s a gift from God, to accept by faith, without doubt knowing my home in Heaven above is a gift that’s secured by my Saviors’ love.
One of the hardest aspects of understanding why God even cares about us, is trying to understand it from God’s perspective, and I think that can blow our mind. We really are unworthy of His love, and can feel guilty for accepting it.
We’re saved by grace, God’s Grace. He chose us, He loves us, and we don’t have to figure out how to be deserving, or how or when or where we made the decision to love Him back. We don’t have to even choose to, for He has already made that choice for us.
It’s good to know, Dear Lord, that You have chosen me
to live with You in Heav’n for all eternity
And tho I don’t deserve Your Grace and Love Devine,
it’s written in Your Word that it is truly mine.
What can I do Dear Lord, to share my gratitude
with folks I come across who have an attitude.
Who stubbornly refuse to accept Your Saving Grace,
and think by dissing You, they elevate their space.
Give me words Dear Lord, to help them change their course.
I know there’s not a way to change their mind by force.
But I know the Holy Spirit works in mysterious ways.
Show me the way that I can help, in my remaining days.
September 5, 2007
Ephesians 1:3-5 (NIV) *my added words
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. 4 For He
chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in
His sight. In love 5 He predestined us to be adopted as His sons *(& daughters)
through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will—