Rising Joy, by Vicki Matheny
Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. For he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we may be holy and unblemished in his sight in love. Ephesians 1.3-4
God is generous and loving. He gives certain things like rain and sunshine both to those who worship him as well as those who do not. However, to those who are in Christ through faith and obedience, he has a special relationship. He blesses us with every spiritual blessing. There is nothing lacking.
Before the world was created, God determined how he would save mankind. He made his plans and then put them into action. The Creator determined how man who has fallen from grace can return to him. He set the rules into play. We must be in Christ. In Christ, we may be holy or set apart from the world. Best of all, we are forgiven for we are unblemished in his sight. Do you have joy knowing that you are in Christ? We are blessed!