Planned Parenthood – God Chose YOU!

…in His love, He chose us [you!], actually picked us [you!] out for Himself as His own in Christ Jesus before the foundation of the world … (Eph. 1:4)

Now, don’t stop reading just because you aren’t a parent! There is truth here for everyone!

Even if you are not a parent, you are somebody’s child. That is the only way you got into this world.

Planned – thought about beforehand, anticipated, made arrangements for; chosen as an act of will 

Parenthood – the act of being a parent; the commitment to raising children; the dedicated acceptance of the role of parent: to love, guide, discipline and teach as the child needs; the authority and responsibility of parenthood

Being a parent is a commitment, not an accident. It’s long term – a position that cannot be eliminated by divorce, separation or a bad day! No matter what happens, a parent is a parent. And it works both ways.

Just as a parent accepts the child, the child receives a parent, regardless of whim or luck-of-the-draw. Some kids get lousy parents; some parents get lousy kids, but the position doesn’t change. The connection is forever.

God is our ultimate example of “planned parenthood” …He foreordained us, destined us,  planned in His love for us  to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ … because it pleased Him  and was His kind intent (Eph. 1:5 AMP)

God accepted the role of Parent before you were ever born. He ‘planned’ for you and has a good plan for your life (Jer. 29:11).

The Bible says we will call him “Abba, Father” (Rom. 8:15), because we are His kids. Jesus is our big brother. (That means you should no longer think of yourself as an only child!) God has no grandchildren, step-children or half-children. We are fully His and He is fully ours.

Easter morning (and every day!) celebrate the intense love of God, a love so strong that He gave His only Son, Jesus, in order to get you and me as His adopted kids.

On Resurrection morning, Jesus went from only child  to firstborn … so that we could become God’s nextborn. Through Christ, we are adopted into the family of God and can trust in the resources of Heaven, not earth, to meet our needs. 

God, the Father, takes care of His kids. And you’re His favorite child! Now, that’s something to sing “A-le-lu-iah!” about!

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