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Have you ever had the thought, I look forward to the day I’m with God in heaven, because then I won’t have to deal with all of life’s challenges and the brokenness in this world.
This idea isn’t an uncommon one. We live in a broken world, full of broken and hurting people. While we do have moments of experiencing joy we also experience pain, sorrow, and fear. So it’s natural to look forward to the day when we will no longer experience the brokenness of this world.
Unfortunately, this mindset can also lead us to believing that God has provided us some spiritual blessings now and that He will provide the rest of them when we die. But this isn’t what the Scriptures tell us.
In Ephesians 1:3 we read, All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.
It’s right there in the text. We haven’t received some spiritual blessings. We’ve received all of them. We can either have all of them, or none of them. There is no in between.
READING & PRAYERS:
EPHESIANS 1:1-14 (also read the commentary notes in your study bible of choice)
In Ephesians 1:3, Paul notes that “…God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing.” Take a few minutes to write down the spiritual blessings he mentions from verse 3 through verse 14.
We can either have “every spiritual blessing” or none at all. How ought the truth that you have received every spiritual blessing impact you throughout each day?
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, today I am grateful for the reminder that you have lavished me with every spiritual blessing. Not some of them, but all of them. May this truth continually change me and transform how I see you, myself, and others. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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