Spiritual Warfare: 'God Took Pleasure in Adopting Us'

God's Power for Our Battles — Wednesday, July 6, 2022

God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
— Ephesians 1:5 NLT

Today's Prayer

Lord, I know Satan wants me to think that God doesn’t love me and that he could never forgive me for what I’ve done in the past. Thank You for reminding me that this is not true. Thank You for loving me and inviting me into Your family in spite of all my faults and flaws. Thank You for accepting me just as I am, and for even taking pleasure in accepting me. Please continue to remind me of this when the world tries to tell me again and again how worthless and useless I am. Thank You for giving me purpose and hope for a wonderful future because of Your acceptance. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Wednesday, July 6, 2022

A daily guide from the gospels that challenges readers to live for Jesus.
"Then [the Jewish leaders cursed the man who had been healed of his blindness] and said, "You are [Jesus'] disciple, but we are disciples of Moses! We...."
A daily passage of Scripture emphasizing praise to our God.
"O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is...."
A daily dose of Christian quotes to inspire and encourage.
"It's a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet, and what is sand."
A daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
"[After the return of the people of Judah from Babylon, this is what the LORD said about them,] "They made their hearts as hard as stone, so they could not hear...."

Illustration

Illustration of Ephesians 1:5 NLT — God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.

About This Devotional

Spiritual Warfare is a daily devotional about God's power for our battles.

The Prayer for Spiritual Warfare is written by Steve Hemphill.