Blessed

God wants to correct your vision, to show you what’s true of you that you never knew. God wants something for you far more than he wants something from you. With grace you now live from a place of being blessed, not working for God’s blessing.

Teaching Notes

WHAT’S TRUE OF YOU THAT YOU NEVER KNEW:

FOR not FROM as a result FROM not FOR

 

FOR NOT FROM:

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.   Ephesians 1:1-2

 

God wants something FOR us more than He wants something FROM

“Grace is God loving, God stooping, God coming to rescue, God giving Himself generously in and through Jesus Christ.”     - John Stott

 

FROM NOT FOR:

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.  -Ephesians 1:3

 

As a result we live FROM a place of blessing not FOR a blessing.

“Grace is not opposed to effort, it is opposed to earning. Earning is an attitude. Effort is an action.”  - Dallas Willard

 

Fundamentally, God wants something for me not from me, as a result I live from a place of blessing not for a blessing.

 

PRAYER:

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.  I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.  Ephesians 1:17-19

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  • Ephesians 1:3

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