God, in saving us and adopting us you have promised
a glorious inheritance of incomparable blessings.
But at the same time we understand
that you also inherit a people for yourself.
This is part of the truth about who you are
and who we are in you.
Help us, Lord, to see ourselves today
as your glorious inheritance.
May this vision guide and empower us
to live in your kingdom as your people.
after Mark Roberts, pastor, author, speaker and blogger in California
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. Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.