I recall years ago we had a company put on a room addition for our house. They came and found out just what we wanted and drew up the plans. The contractor had a blueprint for what we desired and how to do the work. They could have just not used a blueprint but what if they forgot some important things we definitely wanted? No, they followed the blueprint and we had a great room addition that we enjoyed using. God’s blueprint for living is simple, and it’s not in rules and regulations of what you need to be sure to do. It’s simply in His Son Jesus, in His love and righteousness for you.
His Grace is the only blueprint you need to enjoy the life He’s given you. His grace declares you’re righteous through Jesus. It declares that everything Jesus purchased is yours. The only requirement is that you believe. You can’t receive something you don’t believe in. God’s blueprint is full of His goodness, blessings, favor, joy, peace, and so much more (2 Peter 1:2). Why look elsewhere for what you need? Operate in His blueprint and you’ll do just fine.
“In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will” (Ephesians 1:11 NIV2011). You are special. God has chosen you to be part of His family. That is, of course, if you believe in His name—the name of Jesus. You are a special part of God’s plan and purpose. Through Jesus, God chose you. You are part of God’s destiny. You were predestined to this place and this time. You were chosen means you were made God’s heritage—an inheritance. Jesus died in your place that you might be in His place—in Him.
You are joint heirs with Him as an inheritance to God. You are accepted, redeemed, and forgiven through the blood of Jesus. God has blessed you beyond measure. You one of God’s beloved children. You have received amazing grace, even though you didn’t deserve it, didn’t earn it, and didn’t merit it. Each morning when you awake, remind yourself of who you are in Christ—blessed, chosen, adopted, accepted, redeemed, and forgiven. And that’s just the start.