i've been thinking about the verse 'do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.'
at first i was thinking about not grieving Him, saying yes to Him and no to sin - and then i started thinking about the day of redemption.
the day when we'll be redeemed to Him, in person. not just a soul-happy i.o.u., but a real life in-person redemption.
it hasn't happened yet. salvation - yes. but the redemption is still to come!
and it made me ridiculously happy.
this good life - as rich and full and deep and sweet and good as it is - is not everything. it's not even a big chunk of everything. at best, it's the aroma drifting out the kitchen door, hinting at the feast to come.
He is so good to us, isn't He? already, right here, we can't even count all the blessings He pours out.
and there's so much more to come.