In Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses), in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favour, which He lavished upon us in every kind of wisdom and understanding (practical insight and prudence), Ephesians 1:7-8 AMP
I am a bit of a 'list' person, so here is a list of what we have In Him, according to the above scriptures...
1. Redemption - deliverance and salvation
2. Forgiveness of our shortcomings and trespasses
3. His gracious favour
4. Every kind of wisdom and understanding
What a set of gifts to be given - eternal life, mercy, grace and everything we need to live our life here on earth as He intended. Don't you just want to stop and worship Jesus? Somehow saying 'thank you' seems so inadequate.
So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. Ephesians 1:6-8 NLT
Let's choose to have praise on our lips today, despite what is going on around us.
Let's meditate on His Word and do everything in His Name.
Let the Word of Christ - the Message - have the run of your house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives - words, actions, whatever - be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.
Colossians 3:16-17 The Message
Jesus, we love You. We praise You. We give You our lives today. Please help us to yield to all You want to do in us and through us today. Thank you Jesus. Amen