Praise God that we have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb (Eph. 1:7) and that we have been blessed with every blessing in the Heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). I think that, sometimes, we, as Christians, picture our Heavenly Father as being stingy with spiritual gifts, reluctantly bestowing said blessings. My fellow believer, just the opposite is true and thank God that it is.
In Eph. 1:8 (in the NASV) we have the phrase “lavished on us..,” He is up there in Heaven wanting to give us everything He has for us. The Word of God states that we have been given “everything that pertains to life and godliness…” (2 Peter 1:3)
But He will not force anything on us. Just as we must choose to follow Him, we must choose to appropriate these gifts. But if we will, He will equip us for service. He gives us everthing we need to live for Him “in this present age…” (Titus 2:12). We can say NO! to ungodliness and worldy desires (Titus 2:12).
We have a great position in Christ! We should desire everything He has for us and live our life to the fullest. It is a life that is dedicated to Jesus and a life of service for HIm who died for us. Let’s live in the glorious light of the Gospel and help others find that light also. Keep looking up! Jesus may come today!