God’s got a plan that can’t be beat–and He lets us see glimpses of it. One piece of the puzzle in HIS AMAZING LOVE, for he loved us so much that He sent his one and only son to die for all of our sins–mine and yours (John 3:16). He created us for relationship with him, gave us free will so we would worship him because we chose to and not because we are automatons, knowing that we would choose badly. And this sacrifice was part of his plan–because he loves us and wants us to be with him forever. Thank you, Lord. I worship you as my Lord and Savior.
Ephesians 1:7-10 (New Living Translation)
He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth.
Ephesians 1:7-10 (The Message)
Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making. He set it all out before us in Christ, a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth.
Why study the Bible this way?
If you take it into your mind and heart enough to translate it into a picture or word, it becomes part of you. If you add a sentence or two of explanation, you then engage another part of your brain which cements God’s words even firmer into your heart and mind. If you want to remember it, you can think of what you drew.
Want to share? I invite your comments and an upload of your own drawings.