Text: Ephesians 1:3-14
That your life may be a doxology
For the Holy Spirit to give you words of thanks and praise in all circumstances
PAUL BEGINS HIS LETTER to the church at Ephesus with an effusive outpouring of doxologia, or a word of glory/praise. He outlines for the Ephesian Christians all the reasons for them (and us) to be thankful: God has chosen us; he has made us holy before him; he has destined us in love to be his children; upon us he has poured out redemption, grace, forgiveness and wisdom; he has included us in his plan to reconcile all things in heaven and on earth; and his good purpose is being fulfilled in us.
As you engage in your Thanksgiving preparations, remember how even in the midst of struggle we have the blessing of God. We do not let our trials and challenges turn us away from God, but let those very struggles draw us closer to God whose love for us does not fail. A moment of doxology a day brings all sorts of good!
May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave Brooks