THEME: PURPOSE REDEFINED
Romans 8:28-30 NIV
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.”
-God having conformed us to the image of His Son is our effectual calling. Since God foreknew us, knowledge here is not abstract but is couched in love and mixed with purpose. God not only knew us before we had any knowledge of Him but that He also knew us, in the sense of choosing us by His grace, before the foundations of the earth. God foreknew us, predestined us and conformed us to His Son Jesus Christ who holds the position of the highest honor. We are therefore called to excel in our God given purposes delivered before the foundations of the earth to serve God and bring glory to Him.
Lord You have lavished great love upon us that we should be called Your children, we thank You. Lord You knew us and predestined us before we were formed in our mothers wombs. You ordained our paths and purpose before the foundations of the world. May Your presence always be with us in our going out and coming in. We love You Lord and bless Your holy name, thank You for loving us first. May You forgive us all our trespasses and wash us with Your precious blood. May You protect our nation and all people from every evil and grant us Your peace that surpasses all understanding. We adore You Lord and exult Your holy name. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
Further reading: Ephesians 1:4-5, 2 Timothy 1:9