You are chosen.
Not like kids picking sides for kickball at recess.
Chosen by His good pleasure.
Like it or not, God is selective.
Ephesians 1:4-5 (NIV) tells us about our choosing, “For he [God] chose us in him [Christ] before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his [God’s] sight. In love he [God] predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ in accordance with his pleasure and will—to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.”
Here are some training notes. Think of it as mental prep for the week:
Timeless: Your choosing was timeless. Before creation itself was called into being, He knew and chose you. If that doesn’t blow your socks off, check your pulse.
Different: You were chosen to be different. Holy. Blameless. All of God’s purity and holiness lives in you. Equipped with the Holy Spirit, you can master sin and live in continual fellowship with God.
Permanent: Your choosing was forever. Eternal on both ends. You’ve been adopted. You’re family. It’s for keeps.
Gracious: God chose you just because. Nothing you could do would make Him choose you or skip you. It’s His pleasure.
Praise His glorious grace.
Now, go nail your spiritual workouts and change your corner of the gym.
Workout of the Week: Chosen
Memory Verse: “For he [God] chose us in him [Christ] before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his [God’s] sight.” Ephesians 1:4 NIV
Meditation Passage: Ephesians 1: 11-14
Just Do It: Before God made one drop of water, He chose you. Now, act like it.
Like it or not, God is selective. Click to tweet.
Your choosing was timeless. Click to tweet.
You were chosen to be different. Click to tweet.
Your choosing was forever. Click to tweet.
God chose you just because. Click to tweet.