Friday, February 20, 2009

~In Him~

As I have reflected throughout this week on being chosen, beloved, living in the peace of Him and not this world, I was taken to the scripture below in my quiet time this morning. It was a sweet reminder where I got my trade closing when I e-mail someone (In Him~Pamela). Several years ago I had done a study in Ephesians and went through and highlight every time this book referenced being "in Christ", "of Christ" or "in Him". I thought it would be a wonderful reminder to carry us into this weekend. I hope you will be blessed!



Ephesians 1:3-14

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, 9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. 11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. 13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

May your adventures this weekend reflect being "in Him"!

In Him~Pamela

5 comments:

LisaShaw said...

Praise the LORD!

Thank you for sharing Pam. Isn't it an amazing awareness to know that we are In Him.

It is in Him that I live, move and have my very being as the Word says.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

In Him we live and move and have our being. So thankful this day for the cross that allows me such a sacred hinge to the Almighty.

peace~elaine

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Thank you for sharing the roots of where you found your signature 'In Him'. I often sign my emails that also.

Laura said...

So good! Love these scriptures.

Thanks for your prayers, this week, Pam.

In Him,

Laura

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

I'm just in awe of this reminder. We get so wrapped up in ourselves it's easy to forget who we are in Christs!