Ephesians 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
How big is it to trust someone? Think about in your life. Who do you really trust? Most of the time it’s our family. Imagine being God, and he has all these jobs piling up in heaven. He needs someone down here to pray, or minister healing, or stand in the gap for others but he can’t just ask anyone. Who is he gonna ask? Family. Every prayer request is extremely important. So much so that God remembers even the ones you prayed when you are little and works to bring those to pass. He needs someone he can trust.
Christ in the verse is referring to the “anointing”. Jesus became the
“Christ” after he was anointed. We became Christians after we were anointed by believing that God raised Jesus from the dead. That anointing is essentially, the plan that God put into place to give us eternal life. It’s that divine connection between you and God that gives you 24×7 access to him. Jesus is a big deal because God trusted him. But the anointing is why he did it all. To give Gentiles(unbelievers) and Jews alike the opportunity to become His kids. The Mystery. That is the big deal here.
When we trust in Christ that means we trust in that vital, living and real familial relationship with God. And aren’t you proud of your kids? This is such a big deal God is always bragging about us. We are the praise of his glory. We’re his to brag about. When one of us trust this connection and really walks with God it’s a BIG deal! Imagine him sitting up there with Jesus and the angels saying, hey look at Christy down there! That’s my girl! She just kicked the devil out of her life. I’M SO PROUD!
Jeremiah 29:11; For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.