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I read Romans 8:28-29 with fresh eyes this morning and it was such a joy to my heart. Now I want to share it with you…

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.”

When I read that last phrase my heart was filled with joy! God chose me – and you – to be in his family just so Jesus could have me as his sibling. Wow!

Not only did God adopt me into his family, he also is helping me become part of his family to where I fit in perfectly. He is making me more like my big brother Jesus, so that when others look at me they can tell which family I am a part of.

That brings so much joy to my heart this morning. I pray that as you think on this, it may encourage your heart too!


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This is the first of a series of prayers from Matthew Henry. The following is one from the Introduction of chapter 7 and Our Father. Use it (and the following ones) to aid you in praying through the Lord’s Prayer with more knowledge and understanding in Him.

You are the Father of lights, James 1:17 the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort: 2 Corinthians 1:3 the Everlasting Father, Isaiah 9:6 from whom and through whom and to whom are all things. Romans 11:36

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