A group of kids stand in a line while 2 captains pick
their teams.I remember the feeling as a
kid if you were one of the first few called…it felt good.I was chosen!But if you were one of the last called…it felt like you were
unwanted.Only picked because you were
the last one standing and had to go somewhere.
Thank goodness we have a God who chooses us without question—a God that has no partiality. He
chooses everyone…no one is missed! Susie
Larson says in her book, Your Beautiful
Purpose, “God has a desire for us here, but remember, so does the
devil.Someone once said that both God
and the devil have a plan for our lives.And we are the ones who cast the deciding vote.”
We decide which team we want to be on.Good vs Evil. God chooses us regardless of
our past or our mistakes or our future mistakes.He chooses us because He loves us. God works for our good.Eph. 1:4 sates, “God loved us and chose us in Christ.”He chooses us and we choose what?Who do we choose?Do we choose grace and all that He freely
are chosen in Christ to reflect Him as you worship Him through your work or
school.” ~Derwin Gray, Limitless Life
Throughout the New Testament it screams page after page
that we are the ones Jesus loves and chooses!It’s hard to grasp, YES…but it is the truth!
Jesus is the Chosen
One and “through faith in Jesus, you
and I – and every one of His followers all over the world and throughout the
ages – now participate in His chosenness and mission.” ~Derwin Gray
We may feel unwanted and rejected – but we are loved by
the Chosen One and He wants to take
us by the hand and walk this life with us.It’s our choice to find God in our successes and in our failures.“His goodness and mercy pursue me all the
days of my life.”
He pursues!He chases!Jesus says to stay awake!“And what I say to you I say to all: stay
awake.”Stay awake to His presence and choose Him.
My pastor once said, “Don’t limit God by your small
thinking!”Even though I don’t feel
worthy of His grace, His mercy, His unfailing love, and His choosing ME…Jesus
died on the cross for me and for you.That means we are worthy.It
means we are His if we choose to accept it.All we have to do is fall forward, give thanks and find our way home to
will never be secure until we realize we are fully loved by God, no matter our
failings.” Beth Moore
He’s made me a chosen person – who belongs to God. You
are chosen by God.He picks you - always!All you have to do is decide--- whose team do
you want to be on?
We are the ones Jesus loves.
time to begin the journey of your life.May your heart sing as you embrace everything God has planted there.”