“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . In love
He predestined us to be adopted as His sons [and daughters] through Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3-5)
In Ephesians 1:3-5, the Apostle Paul calls Christians to worship God by focusing on the truth of God’s adoption of us through Jesus Christ. Why? Because the gospel is not just about you being forgiven, it’s also about becoming part of God’s family where we are greatly loved.
Satan spends so much time trying to convince us that we are alone and helpless, but when I come to Jesus with a heart of worship, I begin to focus on God’s great love for me. I begin to see myself as part of God’s family, through a local church here on earth and for eternity with all the saints of Heaven. I remember what Christ has done to bring me into His family and I am filled with praise. With such love and care all around me, I don’t need to be afraid about today. God and His family will provide me what I will need each day. Today, I simply choose to bend my day to keep Him first and center in my heart.