Thanks, Jesus, for the victory YOU bring!
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“…Him who lives forever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it…” (v 6 NIV)
That’s You, Father! Thanks for letting me know You! How fascinating that the Creator of all things chooses to be my Father, chooses to know me personally, chooses to take care of me.
“…the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as He announced to His servants the prophets.” (v 7 NIV)
“And He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment–to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.” (Ephesians 1:9-10 NIV)
“This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it’s out in the open … The mystery in a nutshell is just this: CHRIST IS IN YOU, therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory.” (Colossians 1:26-27 MSG)
Because You are trustworthy, Lord, I can trust this mystery. I can know that what You have to reveal on that day when we are face to face will be THE most splendid thing ever. Thank You for the gift of Christ in me, of Your Holy Spirit with me as a guarantee of all that You have in store for me (AND Your entire Body!). In the meantime, as I wait for Your return, keep on making me just like Jesus, so that I reflect Him here wherever I go. Amen.