Gold Nuggets, Gems and Pearls
God the Father has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the cosmos. There is only one “if.” It belongs to God and in Christ it is always “Yes.” “Yes I love you with all my heart. I will always be your Daddy. And you will always be my son, my daughter, my child.” (ref. Ephesians chapter 1) Peter Hiett
It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.
All sorts of people are fond of repeating the Christian statement that “God is love.” But they seem not to notice that the words “God is love” have no real meaning unless God contains at least two Persons. Love is something that one person has for another person. If God was a single person, then before the world was made, He was not love. . . .
And that, by the way, is perhaps the most important difference between Christianity and all other religions: that in Christianity God is not a static thing—not even a person—but a dynamic, pulsating activity, a life, almost a kind of drama. Almost, if you will not think me irreverent, a kind of dance. . . .
And now, what does it all matter? It matters more than anything else in the world. The whole dance, or drama, or pattern of this three-Personal life is to be played out in each one of us: or (putting it the other way round) each one of us has got to enter that pattern, take his place in that dance. There is no other way to the happiness for which we were made. C.S. Lewis