I have always been amazed…even bewildered by the fact God CHOSE me…unworthy, wretched, loud, sinful…ME!
He chose me and you. He chose US to be HIS children. He knew all of our flaws and failures before we ever committed them. Yet He still chose. He knew we would forsake Him, leave Him, deny Him, reject Him, ignore Him and blame Him….yet HE Chose!
Even as He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will because it pleased Him and was His kind intent. – Ephesians 1:4-5 (amplified)
What an act of LOVE! Think about when we, as sinful people, adopt a child. In many cases we are saving that child from a terrible life. We are accepting what another rejected. Daddy God did the same for US. He saved us from the pit of Hell. He HAND picked YOU and me….yes HAND picked. He saw you and thought you were the most beautiful, precious thing He had ever seen. He fell in love with you before He even created you!
Life can be so draining, sad and just flat out hard. However, when we take the time to read His Word, and find out the TRUTH, we see that we are loved…REALLY loved by the Creator of ALL things. We find out that the King of Kings hand picked me and YOU to be HIS very own. We find out that we are loved more than we could ever fathom. We find out that we are loved and accepted far beyond what we have the capability of giving another. We find out that Daddy God…the Mighty One Himself, looks upon us each night as we sleep with a love beyond compare. He CHOSE YOU!
As if this information is not enough…
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39 (NLT)
Are you shouting for joy yet???
Let’s pray…er praise…
Daddy God, THANK YOU! Thank You for choosing me! Thank You for picking me out and seeing something in me that makes You happy. Thank You for wanting to use me for Your glory. I pray that You help me to be a light to those around me and convey this WONDERFUL news…that YOU choose us and love us before we even enter this crazy world! I love YOU, Daddy! In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen!
Start praising and thanking your Daddy God more. When life is overwhelming, stop, take a breath and remember HE CHOSE you, loves you and will NEVER stop!
Read all of Ephesians chapter one.
Memorize: Even as He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. For He foreordained us to be adopted as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will because it pleased Him and was His kind intent. – Ephesians 1:4-5 (amplified)
In His Love and Service,
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Thank you for writing what I thought I already knew. Sometimes one can hear something over and over again that it has no affect (now the devil is distracting me cause I’ve stop writing and trying to figure out is it “affect” or “effect”) anyway your thougths are very timely because I am having some major issues but I have to remember those issues are needed for my spiritual growth and I must pass this test. It is to His glory
Victoria Williams says
I just found your blog and read your latest post. I am so glad to have friends that remind me everyday of the wrtechedness of my heart, and how I am a sinner, yet He chose me- what a gift it is to be His-
I love this quote from Martin Luthers Small Catechism for the meaning of the second article of the apostles creed:
“I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord. Who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death, that I may be His own and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as He is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity. This is most certainly true.”
I love it because it says that “I am living under him in his kingdom”