Ephesians 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

In Ephesians we find that God works all things after the counsel of his will.  Psalms 18:30 declares that God's way, or will, is perfect.  How could anything about God, concerning God, be anything less than or other than perfect?  When I think of our Heavenly Father, I am constantly reminded that He far exceeds our thoughts, our dreams, our expectation.  When we surrender our will to His, indeed, when our "Isaac" is placed on the altar, we then, and only then, begin to experience the fulness of who God is and what He desires to do in our lives.  For the lost person, this begins with coming to the end  of one's self, realizing that without God man is spiritually bankrupt, true repentance of sin, and anchoring one's full trust and confidence in the finished work of Christ, His death, burial and resurrection.  For the Christian it is an utter self abondonment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  It is only in this self-death that we come to understand the full reality of who God is and what He can do in as, for us, and through us, to the glory of God!

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