Topic: You Have Been Accepted In The Beloved – TREM’s Daily Devotional by Dr. Mike Okonkwo [Sunday 28th January, 2018].
Scripture: “To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” Ephesians 1:6 (KJV)
As a believer that has received Jesus as Lord and Saviour, you are now in Christ. Not only are you in Christ, you have been accepted in the beloved. When you are accepted in the beloved, it means that you have entered the league of the favoured ones. You have entered the league of those who God treats with preferential treatment. You have entered the league of those who have been received. You now have access! You are not shut out! The same way Jesus was accepted before the Father is the way you were accepted. The same quality of acceptance! No difference! God sees us whenever we come into His presence the same way He sees Jesus.
What the devil wants you to do is to focus on your condition or your circumstance instead of your positioning. The devil specializes in trying to make you look at your circumstances instead of your positioning in other for you to feel bad. Your condition could be health related, it could be financial, mental, marital, business or career challenge. All the devil wants is for you to focus on your challenge and forget your positioning. No! Your positioning is more powerful than your challenge and it is constant.
Your positioning must be constant for you to partake of the goodness of God that grace has made available. You don’t change your positioning because of your mood swing. Your mood cannot be trusted. The circumstances you are facing cannot be trusted. You can’t stand based on your circumstances. Rather, you take your stand based on the word of God. And because you are taking a right standing, your circumstance will submit to it. That is how it works in God’s economy. But often we want our circumstance to change before we stand. No! God already spoke and His word is final.