“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).
With so much bad and depressing news happening in our world, how about a little good news, dear Christian? Ready?
Our sins are forgiven. God is our Father. Jesus is our Friend. The Holy Spirit is our ever-present Comforter and Teacher. The Word of God is our guide. The family of God is our kin. The past with its sin is far behind us. The future is as bright as the promises of God. The world is no longer our home. We are looking for a city whose Builder and Maker is God. We will never experience the horrors of hell. We have been given eternal life. Jesus is presently preparing a place for us and will come again to receive us unto Himself. We are not condemned. We have been pardoned and justified by the Judge of all the earth. We will one day have glorified bodies like our Savior. The Holy Spirit helps us when we pray. God has gifted and uniquely equipped each of us to serve Him. We have a story to tell to the nations. Christ will never leave us nor forsake us. We have peace in our souls that passes all understanding. The cross is our victory over sin, Hell, and the grave. The empty tomb is our assurance. Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. We can do all things through Christ Who gives us strength. If God be for us, who can be against us? We are accepted in the Beloved. Our names are written in heaven. We are kings and priests unto God. Jesus is our Advocate with the Father and He intercedes for us. We are seated in the heavenly places in Christ. We are sealed until the day of redemption. We are kept by the power of God. We are saints of God. We are heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ. We are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. The eternal God is our refuge and our hiding place. With boldness we can come before His throne of grace to find help in time of need. We are new creatures in Christ. He daily loads us with benefits. Our lives are hid with Christ in God. One day we will appear with Him in glory. Nothing can ever separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Everything is working together for our good. We have an eternal inheritance in Heaven that can never fade away. AND ALL OF THIS IS JUST FOR STARTERS!
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits” (Psalm 103:2).
So, when you get discouraged by all the weird and crazy things going on around us, just remember the blessings we have in Christ, and rejoice that He is ours and we are His, forever! Now…have a good day!