Don’t Forget Who Chose You…
Good morning beautiful people, good morning. Recently, I was reading about an amazing African-American woman that was a Methodist revivalist. She was born a slave in Maryland and worked in a difficult industry prior to her work in ministry. She was a pioneer in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s that traveled the world with much love and grace, fulfilling the great commission. Amanda Smith knew who she was, she was chosen by God.
Take a few moments and think about what Amanda Smith may have endured during that time. Then ponder for a moment, what are you willing to endure to fulfill the great commission?
Father, thank you that you chose us. You no longer call us servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, you have called us friends, for everything that you learned from your Father you have made known to us. We did not choose you, but you chose us and appointed us so that we might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever we ask in your name the Father will give us. This is my command: Love each other. (John 15:16) Amen.
Have a blessed day God’s beautiful people. Don’t forget who chose you.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms. For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His presence. In love He predestined us for adoption as His sons through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the Beloved One. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. And He has made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to bring all things in heaven and on earth together in Christ. In Him we were also chosen as God’s own, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything by the counsel of His will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, would be for the praise of His glory. And in Him, having heard and believed the word of truth—the gospel of your salvation—you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the pledge of our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession, to the praise of His glory. (Ephesians 3:1-14)