CHOSEN BY GOD!
Updated: Jul 27
"Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm has already been lavished upon us as a love gift from our wonderful heavenly Father, the Father of our Lord Jesus—all because he sees us wrapped into Christ. This is why we celebrate him with all our hearts!" (Ephesians 1:3 TPT)
I love the imagery that God sees me, blesses me, gives me gifts, all because He sees me wrapped into Christ. What a glorious position to be in – wrapped in Jesus. There are so many things tied to being in Christ and I am thankful for God’s provision, power, insight, discernment, mercy, grace, love, and so much more! This is all available to me because I am wrapped in Him. Everything I need is available to me in Him and through Him in me.
"Rest assured that God will never give you a vision without provision. The ability and resources are available for whatever you were born to do. However, as we learned yesterday, our provision is usually hidden until we act on our visions."
"Before God created you, He already prepared everything you would need so that you could do what you were born to do. He knew what you needed because He chose you for your vision a very long time ago." (Dr. Myles Munroe)
Thank You Abba Father for the ability and resources to carry out the vision I was born to walk in. Thank You for entrusting me with vision that is a part of Your plan for the world. And thank You for preparing for me before I was even born. You planned for me!
“Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love.” (Ephesians 1:4 AMPC)
Abba, in Your love You chose me, actually picked me out for Yourself as Your own. You did this before the very foundation of the world. I was on Your mind and in Your heart. You created me to be holy, consecrated, and set apart for You and to be blameless in Your sight, even above reproach before You in love.
“I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” (Jeremiah 29:10b-11 MSG)
Abba, just knowing I was planned for, not an accident or an afterthought, means everything to me. I trust what You are doing in my life, in me, and ultimately through me.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5 MSG)
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:
Before! Before I ever existed, Abba, You knew and approved of me. I was Your chosen instrument to do what You have gifted me to do.
Before! Before I was even born You separated and set me apart. You consecrated and appointed me.
Before! You were vested in me before I even came into being. The depth of Your love, care and planning for me is beyond my ability to even comprehend yet I trust Your love, care, and planning for me. Abba, my eyes are on You as I walk down the path You are directing me to follow. I trust You to light the way for me.
THIS IS MY GOAL:
“But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.” (Matthew 6:33 AMPC)
I am seeking, aiming at, and striving after Your Kingdom and righteousness, Your way of doing and being right. I will not worry about things. All I need I know You will provide.
AS A RESULT, I WILL LIVE IN THIS SCRIPTURE:
“So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:34 AMPC)
Give me this day my daily bread as I live in this moment!
I hear the Lord saying, “I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide. So don’t make it difficult; don’t be stubborn when I take you where you’ve not been before. Don’t make me tug you and pull you along. Just come with me!” (Psalm 32:8-9 TPT)
Be Encouraged! ❤