The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

A Non-Calvinistic Exposition of Ephesians 1:1-6

God’s plans are amazing, an example is the creation of this world and all that is in it. Take time today to look around your natural world. Look at the trees, the clouds in the sky, the stars at night, and especially the people in your life. Think about what an amazing Creator we have. You are an awesome creation of God and He has a plan for your life. Not just one day, but each day. He is the master planner.

Psalm 139:13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. 15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. 16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. [1]

As you read this, how does this make you feel?

God’s Amazing Plan to Rescue Us by Sending His Son

Our God is a God of rescue and had a plan to rescue you before you were even born. Ephesians 1:4Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. [2]

In Luke, chapter two, an older man named Simeon is led by the Holy Spirit to enter the temple. There he encounters the baby Jesus. As he holds the baby Jesus in his arms, he tells Mary and Joseph that He is the Light of the world that will bring salvation to people.

God’s Amazing Plan Includes Free Will

The Lord did not create us as robots but gave each of us free will. God desired our love and true love must be freely given. God’s plan for us is to become believers in Jesus. 2 Peter 3:The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed but wants everyone to repent.[3]

Faith in Jesus as your Savior is a blessing that is hard to comprehend. Luke 2:34This child is destined to cause many in Israel to fall, and many others to rise. He has been sent as a sign from God, but many will oppose him.[4]  This says the influence of Jesus will cause those who place their faith in Him to rise, while others who refuse to come to Him will fall.

Take the hand of Jesus and let Him be your Savior to fulfill the plans the Lord has for you. To hear more how God’s plans are amazing, listen here:

[1-4] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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