This agrees with the purpose God had since the beginning of time, and he carried out his plan through Christ Jesus our Lord. ——-Ephesians 3:11 (New Century Version)
Dearest Abba, father, you have made me in your own likeness and you love all that you have made. You predestined and chose me as Your child from eternity and bestowed upon me the gift of faith and gave me a heart to accept Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord. Nothing can snatch me away from Your love. You never make any mistakes and Your decrees and decisions will stand and nobody can stop Your hand from performing what You have determined. I rejoice in the grace You lavished upon me in delivering me from sin and death and drawing me into growing intimacy with You. Give me grace according to Your good pleasure to obey You and serve You. It astonishes me to no end how You can be so merciful and gracious to me, not giving me what I deserve and so freely giving me what I don’t deserve. I praise You that I can come boldly before Your throne of grace and receive mercy for my failures and grace to help in time of all my needs. Lord God, increase my faith. Cleanse my heart and fill my heart with thoughts about You. Accept my imperfect love and shower me afresh with Your pure and kind love. Help me experience this beautiful exchange and exult in the joy of Your ever abiding presence. In Jesus’ name. Amen.