Sunday, April 25, 2010

Joy...Sweet, Beautiful, Incredible, Inexplicable joy!!

So you will notice on my side bar that my memory verse has changed. About a week or so ago, the Lord really impressed upon my heart to start studying Ephesians. So I started reading Ephesians and came to these two verses and God really started talking to me.

Ephesians 1:4-5 "For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will."

There is much debate about anything in the Word that has to do with being chosen or predestination and election. It is a hot topic in the Christian world today, and in my own life it has been something that I have thought about for years. There was a time in my life that I just didn't read verses that pertained to predestination and election because it confused me and caused me to get all wrapped up in my Spirit, so I felt like at least for a season that God allowed me to read other parts of the Word, but not dwell on this part because I just couldn't get it.

Well then there came a time when I did read it and it didn't cause me to be upset or confused in my Spirit, and then over the coarse of time these feelings have given way to understanding. I'm not claiming to understand it all, by no means, I just understand it more than I used to and I praise God for His sovereignty and His love and I know that He is God, all knowing, all powerful, all God!!!

Well this morning when Pastor got up to speak, the message was introduced on the screen, and I knew immediately that He'd be speaking out of Ephesians. Not only is he speaking out of Ephesians, but that is our new study!!! Oh my!! Yes!!!!! Just what this girl needed to hear. I was so beside myself happy.

I had just told my self a couple of days ago that I might be in Ephesians for the rest of the year. Well, that may well be the case now that Pastor John is starting a study in Ephesians. I am ready for an in depth study of Ephesians. Pastor wants us to read a chapter of Ephesians everyday starting with Chapter 1 on Mondays, Chapter 2 on Tuesdays and so forth. It is 6 chapters long so by the time we get to Chapter 6 each week on Saturday the next day is Sunday and we will be ready for some more in depth study. He wants us to do this every week, until we have completed the study of Ephesians. How wonderful is that?!!! Reading Ephesians everyday for months. WOW I am so pumped!!! I am ready for a fresh Word from God on these very familiar Scriptures. I love how God does that aren't you?

I love that He has put this on my Pastors heart to start this study at this time and on my heart to start studying Ephesians even before I knew we'd be doing it corporately. So amazing!!!

I am ready to go and learn more and start doing more and start being more for Jesus than I have ever been in my life. I cannot explain the joy the it is my heart right now. I am ready to step out!! I am ready to be who God has called me to be!!! He is God and I am His!!

You are my all -in-all!! You chose me before the creation of the world and that is just such an amazing thought to me. Not only did You choose me, but You chose me to be holy and blameless in Your sight and You predestined me to be adopted through Your precious Son Jesus Christ according to Your pleasure and will. It pleased You to do so!!! That just Blesses my socks off Father!!! You are so amazing!!!!!!!!! Thank You for teaching me. Please continue to teach me Father and please continue to show me Your Glory!!! I love you Papa ~~ in Jesus Name, Amen

Love and hugs to you ~~


  1. You're joy always comes through your blog posts... love that about you!

    I love Ephesians too! And Colossians... some good stuff in those letters!

  2. I love Phillipians and Ephesians. Both books are filled with life lessons and verses to live by.

  3. I have never read Ephesians, but I will start it tomorrow. You have my intrigued.

  4. You are so sweet Dawn. God is going to use you in such a great way because you are so willing and open to Him!

    PS-I LOVE your cute blog design!!