Ephesians 2:19-22 MSG

“That’s plain enough, isn’t it? You’re no longer wandering exiles. This kingdom of faith is now your home country. You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone. God is building a home. He’s using us all—irrespective of how we got here—in what he is building. He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation. Now he’s using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together. We see it taking shape day after day—a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home.”

One word I often use to describe my life before Christ is “lost.” I didn’t entirely recognize and understand exactly what I felt during those years, but now being able to look back, I can see that I felt adrift and invisible.

I am so thankful that I have found my home in God. I was welcomed in with open, loving and forgiving arms and because of that, I’ll never be the same. I have discovered purpose, and I live life much more intentionally now, understanding that God has a plan for my life.

YOU belong here. There will always be a seat for you at God’s table. He is building something incredible, and we need you to be apart of it. You cannot build a solid foundation with one brick missing. Every brick is reliant on the others, and the same applies to the body of Christ. We desperately need each other, probably more so than we realize.

What a beautiful reminder we are given in the above scripture “a holy temple built by God , all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home.” He delights in you, and even though you may feel like you have nothing to offer, He is welcoming you in today. Peace, contentedness and rest are waiting for you.

Prayer: God, I am so thankful that I have found a place in you. Help me to find rest at Your feet today, and renew and remind me of my purpose.

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