Tears flow in abundance as I sit in deepest gratitude for all God has blessed me with. I have been given a beautiful treachery that has held hands with blessing while walking through this life. He and I have become close, intimate, and I still sit in awe and fear of His grand Holiness the more I come to know Him.
Once again, here with my coffee and jam next to my laptop I gaze out over the hay field pondering this walk with Jesus, The Father, and the Holy Spirit. Dampened tissues from tears as I have spent time in the word this morning thinking on about the fact that He chose me, long before I chose Him clutter my table. I struggle hard to get my understanding around this undeserved choosing. Regardless of my understanding, or ability to get my logic engaged with it, it is the truth, and I’ve soaked in multiple scriptures that support it. Still, I don’t get it and am humbly baffled by it.
Being Chosen has absolutely nothing to do with me. Nothing. I couldn’t talk God into it, live well enough to obtain the right to it, or buy into it either. For whatever crazy reason, I came to faith in Jesus, because He chose me first.
I keep hearing how we must live fearlessly, and set out to do great things because of our being chosen and set free. I agree… to some extent.
Shouldn’t we first just sit in awe of it? I want to encourage you to just take some time over the next few days to sit in the thought of being chosen by a perfect, Holy God. Why? Why were you chosen? Simply because He loves you. He loves YOU… just you. Not what you’ve done. Not what you can do. Not what you can bring to the Kingdom- He doesn't need you to bring your thing! Not because you’re nice, cute or kind. Not because of your wealth, wisdom, or whit. He loves you...Just you.
Bask in that a moment. Ask for a new revelation from Him on this.
As I sit in it, I am brought to a place of utter humility and honestly, and repentance as well. I can do NOTHING worthwhile without Him… NOTHING. I have NOTHING to offer this dying world… I can only open the door for those who need a glimpse and the opportunity to greet and meet the One Who has chosen them.
We sit today humbly at your Holy feet, utterly grateful for being chosen by you, our most High and Perfect God. Thank you for making the way home for us through the death, burial and resurrection of your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Oh God, may we not take for granted this day, your choosing of us. May we commit to being sold out and constant followers of you and your ways, Living out this grace filled life, this freedom you paid so dearly for, this rich peace and joy as bright lights for the world to see You. Humility overwhelms as we consider that you would and did choose us to belong to you… Thank you Lord… Thank you SO much. Strengthen us and enable us to live out gratitude, your love and truth in this lost and broken world.
In Jesus Name, gratefully and humbly we pray,
My Dear Ones... Dive Deeper...
I hope you can steal away for a few minutes and just sit in this portion of scripture... Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal truth about your Chosen position in Christ Jesus... allow the truth of His love for you wash over your entire being. Love you, my dear ones!
3 Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Through Christ, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing that heaven has to offer. 4 Before the creation of the world, he chose us through Christ to be holy and perfect in his presence. 5 Because of his love he had already decided to adopt us through Jesus Christ. He freely chose to do this 6 so that the kindness[c]he had given us in his dear Son would be praised and given glory.
7 Through the blood of his Son, we are set free from our sins. God forgives our failures because of his overflowing kindness. 8 He poured out his kindness by giving us every kind of wisdom and insight 9 when he revealed the mystery of his plan to us. He had decided to do this through Christ. 10 He planned to bring all of history to its goal in Christ. Then Christ would be the head of everything in heaven and on earth. 11 God also decided ahead of time to choose us through Christ according to his plan, which makes everything work the way he intends. 12 He planned all of this so that we who had already focused our hope on Christ would praise him and give him glory.
13 You heard and believed the message of truth, the Good News that he has saved you. In him you were sealed with the Holy Spirit whom he promised. 14 This Holy Spirit is the guarantee that we will receive our inheritance. We have this guarantee until we are set free to belong to him. God receives praise and glory for this.