“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,
for those who are called according to His purpose.”
I have been – I am – called, according to His purpose. His, not mine.
To conform me to the image of His Son, Jesus. To make me beautiful, among those whom God has made His people, that He may be glorified.
A chosen race, a holy nation, set apart to declare His magnificent light (1 Peter 2:9-10).
For the good works He has prepared in advance for me to do (Ephesians 2:10).
Jesus ransomed me for God (Revelation 5:9). I was not ultimately ransomed for me. God is at the core. It is for Him. The joy is ultimately His. The aim is His glory, His purposes.
From Him, through Him, to Him are all things (Romans 11:36).
Filling me with peace and the fullness of His joy, leading me into abundant life, giving me wisdom and shining light on my path – it is all ultimately for Him.
How amazing is my God, that He chooses to be glorified in this way. In grace. In love. In hope. In joy. In comfort. In restoration. In faithfulness.
Showcasing the magnificent, matchless, holy beauty of His perfect character.
Let us worship Him today with hearts full of wonder at this God who chooses to be glorified by saving us, and who went to the cross to ransom us for Himself, that we could live out eternity in the holy light of His glorious presence.