God decided in advance…and it gave Him pleasure.

“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. “

Ephesians 1:5, NLT

A sweet friend of mine, actually we will soon be kin – in-laws to be exact, said to me the other day how fun it is to think about what gives God pleasure and to know that it is good to take pleasure in those same things. I really appreciated that perspective. What a neat thing! I’m still learning, and slowly, that God is so very gracious as He gets the glory so often He gives us the joy. What a great God we serve.

Pleasure; what is pleasing to God. We please God because of Christ. How can we possibly boast in anything else? Wow, I’ve got chills. I don’t want my hope or joy or identity to be in or of anything else. Ever.

2 responses to “God decided in advance…and it gave Him pleasure.

  1. dave May 30, 2009 at 2.01 am

    to think that we hold the heart of the King… He has made Himself vulnerable to us. both for great pain (which we normally think of) and great pleasure (which i believe He normally thinks of). so we make it out aim…to please God.

  2. Andrea June 2, 2009 at 1.38 am

    Awww, I made it into your blog! Isn’t “kin” a fun word? *hug*

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