I just got my DMP back for another revision so I was thinking about that as I started to read the book of Ephesians again. And then It just hit me when I was reading the first chapter that God also had a definite major purpose in place before He created the world…and more specifically me and you.
verses 3 – 6. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.”
verses 7 – 10 “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times, He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.”
verses 11 – 14 “In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.”
So, even before He spoke (words are very powerful) the world into existence as stated in John 1:1-3, He knew us and planned for us.
Now as I look at my DMP with new insight, I get a clearer picture of what I need to change, The significance of making a difference in the world (in the world of others and myself), does first start with a thought. Wow! I get it.