Christian — those who are the faithful in Jesus Christ — this is you:
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed [your name here] in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
For he chose [your name here] in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined [your name here] to be adopted as his son/daughter through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will — to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given [your name here] in the One he loves.
In him [your name here] has redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on [your name here] with all wisdom and understanding.
And he made known to [your name here] the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment—to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.
In him [your name here] was also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that [your name here], who was the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.
And you, [your name here], also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.
Having believed, [your name here] was marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing [your name here]‘s inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
Now, re-read it slowly and out loud. Do actually say your name. Absorb what it is saying.
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For those of you that this does resonate with, share with us how it makes you feel?