"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ..." (Ephesians 1:3 NKJV)
Have you ever gotten one of those "too good to be true" sweepstakes envelopes in the mail…? What do you do with the envelope? If you're like me, you throw it in the trash even though it says you may have already won $10 million. I've figured out the scam -- I've read the fine print and learned my chances of winning are slim to none.
Ephesians reminds us that God has given us (past tense in the Greek) every spiritual blessing, and there is no catch. The tragedy is that some of us merely underline, quote, or frame the promises in the Bible, treating the treasures of God the same way we would treat a sweepstakes letter. Are you throwing away God's blessings? Today learn how to make withdrawals from your benefactor's heavenly bank account. It's all there waiting for you!
-- Lenya Heitzig and Penny Pierce Rose in Pathway to God's Treasure: Ephesians