“Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.” Ephesians‬ ‭1:3-6‬ ‭MSG‬‬

I love that description of what it means to become a Christian, ‘…entering into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving!’ This isn’t about rules and regulations but having a heart set on chasing after the things of God. He is so generous, wanting us to understand how loved we are so that we can experience all the gifts he has given us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus! Lord, help me never to take You for granted but to joyfully receive Your gifts, my life lived in celebration of who You are and who You have called me to be! Amen 🎁❤️