Your life has a destiny and that destiny was planned for you from the very beginning of creation. Before you were born, the Lord pre-destined you to be loved by Him. God’s plan from the very beginning was only for your good and is designed for what is best for you. Yet, the Lord is love and He does not force His plans on your life. You must choose His destiny for you because love is a choice and His destiny for you is that you would be loved with a perfect love. He chose to love you but you must respond to that love and choose to love Him.
just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world… In love He predestined us to adoption as sons Ephesians 1:4a,5a
The Lord created man to be in a love relationship with Himself. Man is the only aspect of creation that was made in God’s image and to fellowship with God in a love relationship. God created all of mankind to be His children. It was the destiny of all of the offspring of Adam and Eve to belong to Him and to live in His love.
See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. I John 3:1
It is the greatest honor and gift that has ever been offered to anyone, and that is, to be called a child of God. And such we become, if we receive the gift of being adopted into His family.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, John 1:12
To receive Him means to believe in Jesus Christ, that He is Lord and Savior and that He was crucified, buried and raised on the third day. He lives today and gives salvation to all who will call on Him. It was this great love that sent Jesus Christ to the cross to die for our sins, that we might be holy and blameless before God.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
It was the kindness of God that He freely bestowed on us in Christ that we should be forgiven of all of our sins. Salvation is a gift that is given to us when we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. There is not anything we can do to earn it or work for it. We must receive it as a gift.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8,9
Even when we were filled with our sin, God loved us and Christ died for us. He loved us when we least deserved it and when there was nothing good within us. When He saves a person, not only does He forgive them of all of their sin but He cleanses them on the inside and gives them a new heart that wants to love Him in return.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), Ephesians 2:4,5
Not only did we not love the Lord when Christ died for us but we were actually at enmity with God. We didn’t want to love Him.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
Jesus Christ died for us in order that He might bring us to God. We could not even come to God on our own. He died for us and He brings us to Himself when we call on Him. He restores us to a right relationship with God and we become His child.
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, I Peter 3:18a
See how great a love that God has offered to you. Come to Him if you long to be forgiven. Come to Him if you are tired of the burden of your guilt. Come to Him if you are weary and heavy laden. He will take your guilt, your sins, your burdens and He will give you forgiveness, rest, peace and love.
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
He will wipe that slate clean and give you a new start in life. He came that you might have life and not just life but an abundant life.
I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10b
When you come to Him then He gives you a new destiny and the old things pass away. You become a new person and He gives you a new life.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. II Corinthians 5:17
If you have never surrendered your life to Jesus Christ then today is the day of salvation the Bible says. Come to Him. His invitation is for you.