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. . .  just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love . . .  - Ephesians 1:4

Thanks to my iPhone, I am constantly reminded about what’s going on in my life. My calendar reminds me about meetings I need to attend and bills that need to be paid. Facebook reminds me of memories from five years ago. Countless sports apps notify me on player injuries, game times, and the latest trade rumors. Better still is that I don’t really have to think to be reminded; they just pop up on my phone. Instant reminder.

Today you are going to get lots of updates, notifications, and reminders as well. I’m going to assume not many of them will be God-focused. So I’d like to encourage you today by being your POP-UP reminder! 

God loves you: Look at our opening verse. From before time began, God pronounced that He would express His grace, mercy, and love towards you by sending His Son into the world to save you. This is the truth for all who have come to trust in Jesus. What a wonderful reminder to know we have become eternally united to Jesus Christ!

God is trustworthy: “And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You” (Psalm 9:10). From Genesis to Revelation, God has always been there for His people. When life feels like it has us up against the wall, we can remember that this promise is for us as well. We are His chosen people — His children by adoption. He promises not to forsake us.

God will bring you home: “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV). This life and all its troubles will one day pass. There will be a day when Jesus returns to judge all the wrong in this world and restore all things to Himself. He will usher us safely home!

Submitted by:
Bryan Edwards
The Rock Church
Draper, Utah

One-Year Bible Reading
Ezekiel 7:1-9:11
Hebrews 5:1-14
Psalm 105:1-15
Proverbs 26:28 

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