9 God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. 10 And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. 11 Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.
12 God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. 13 And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. 14 The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.
God has always had a plan. He is never caught by surprise. And His plan included ME!
And the Implementation of his plan gives God great pleasure. Because I am part of his plan it gives me great pleasure and my response is to praise and glorify him.
His plan was to adopt me as his child, and to give me a great inheritance which is confirmed by the Holy Spirit. My adoption proclaims that I am his! The riches of Christ are mine.