A letter to God based on what i learned from Ephesians 1:3-14.
3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. 4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5 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. 6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. 7 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. 8 He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.
9 God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. 10 And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. 11 Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.
12 God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. 13 And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. 14 The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.
God, everything has been planned long ago. How you wanted us to be part of your family is something that gave you much pleasure. I really don’t deserve it. Thank you Lord. Thank you for this freedom you have given me. I was a slave – a slave to sin. As a slave, you purchased my freedom and have even adopted me as your son. All of these things happened not because I am worthy of such but because of your glorious grace and kindness. What can I do but praise you and thank you? We praise you for your kindness. Because of your kindness we have wisdom and understanding.
The grace and kindness that you gave us is shown through what Christ has done. All of these blessings are because of our unity in Christ, by believing in His name. Again, I truly thank you for what you have done. I stand only because of grace. If it was not for grace, where would I be? This is seems such a short and simple thank you letter to you. But I know you know my heart and it is exploding with gratefulness right now.