"You did not choose Me, but I chose you" (John 15:16)
"There is such awesome power and amazing wonder packed in those words. The very concept of what that actually means is almost overwhelming and enough to just take my breath away!
We - you and I - were CHOSEN by God. We were hand-picked by Him to be His children forever and ever. Never rejected. Never abandoned. Never forsaken. But CHOSEN...
The definition of choose is 1. to pick 2. to single out
He chose us and called us specifically to fulfill His purpose in our lives. He has a plan to accomplish in our lives and we were singled out for that very purpose. Just think about that for a minute.
Hand selected by our precious Lord. He reached down and called us by name. The very thought of that deepens my affection and love for Him by leaps and bounds!
God loves us so much. He has a passion for those who call Him Father. Does our heart fully reflect that same passion for Him? Are we as fully commited to Him as He is to us? Are we loyal to our Savior?
The unconditional, unparalled love that Christ shows us should give us such joy that we want to shout it from the roof tops! We can never experience this magnitude of love anywhere else or from anyone else. Only God can love us like that.
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
"... because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the spirit and belief in the truth, to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ." (2 Thessalonians 2:13-14)
Oh, precious Lord, I am so thankful that you chose me and I accepted your gift of salvation when I was just a 9 year old little girl. I want to walk worthy of my calling. I want to have a passion for You and Your Word that just overwhelms me. Fill me with joy and love and hope and peace. Thank you for the way that You love me.