Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12-14 ESV)
Back before time, when space was not space,
Back before all we see was,
The Father foreknew all those he would grace
Later with faith, all those he would save.
Wondrous his love and glorious his grace,
Perfect his plan for dead man--
So costly--dear-bought--His fathomless grace:
Jesus, slain lamb! Christ Jesus will save.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. (From Ephesians 1:3-4 ESV)