DAY 5: God chose me to be His child

Text: John 15:16
Memorize: Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7

Scriptures: John 6:70;John 13:18; John 14:13; John 16:23; John 20:21-23; Isaiah 49:1-3

Hearing Jesus assure me with the words I chose you was like a healing salve to my emotions. These three little words suddenly affirmed that although others had rejected me in the past, God chose me from the beginning. They confirmed God’s call on my life, easing my apprehension about whether people would accept me in the ministry.

With this I quickly took these words and personalized them into a declaration: “God—chose—me!”

Yes, you! He didn’t decide to adopt you because of your family history, your impeccable past, or your abilities. He didn’t reject you because of a lack of those things, either. The Bible assures that the only requirement for our adoption into His family is faith in Jesus.

Before the creation of the world, God made a decision about you. Think about that. He saw all the good, the bad, and the ugly of your life, yet He still desired for you to be a part of His family. What’s more, He sent His Son, Jesus, to suffer the excruciating pain of the cross to ensure that you could come into His family. No worldly rejection can measure up to the truth about the lengths God went to choose you.

God chose me! I am not an accident; I am not a mistake. Even before the world began, God desired to have me in His family. Regardless of where I am from or what I have done, because of Jesus, I am a child of God!


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