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CHOSEN BY GOD

You are Chosen By God!


Date of Entry:
2 July 2008

About Me:
I am a 38 year old, married father of three, with one on the way (due Jan 2009 Praise God!). I am originally from Portsmouth, VA, raised in Chesapeake, VA from 4th Grade until High School. I played Division II football during my four and half years of college and graduated from Hampton University in August 1992 with a degree in Finance. With no real job offers in the works, I enlisted in the Army in 1993 and about eight years later; I got out and began my civilian career as a financial management-budget analyst/consultant. I was saved when I was about 13 years old and have ALWAYS had a DEEP passion for God's Word. I strongly feel that now that I am older, God has called (or has always called) me to minister to His people via the written word and perhaps through the spoken (preached/taught) Word (Grandma used to say I would preach the Word one day :<)). I place my trust in Him to guide me along the path He has chosen for me; my only desire being to share the richness of His Holy Word with others.

Scriptures:
John 15:16
Jeremiah 1:5
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-17
Ephesians 1:4-5

My thoughts:
Ever wondered what it feels like to be a first round draft pick? If you have ever watched the NFL or NBA draft, the commissioner of those leagues walks up to a podium and says to millions of watching fans; "With the first pick of the 2008 NFL/NBA draft, the (insert your team) selects "Joe Anybody!". The crowd that is present goes wild and soon Joe walks up to the podium, shakes hands with the Commissioner, is given a team hat and a contract worth MILLIONS! Can you imagine the joy, the exultation and the pride swelling in Joe's chest??? To be recognized by millions as the "top dog" out of hundreds of other athletes and to be rewarded as such? I mean WOW!!!

Would it surprise you to know that we ALL are 1st round draft picks in our Heavenly Father's eyes? Trust me on this, YOU, YOU and YOU are designated as Heaven’s "franchise player". The Word says so. In John, chapter 15, verse 16, Jesus had just finished telling His disciples about how important it was they stay "connected" or abide in Him, then He shocks them with this statement; "You have NOT chosen Me, I have chosen YOU!" I appointed (or ordained) you to go and produce fruit (do great and wonderful things, to prosper) that will last (I could talk for days on this), so that whatsoever you ask for in my name, my Father will give unto you."

The sad fact is that a lot of us believed we made the decision to seek out God and be saved through Christ. The Scriptures prove this is just not true and it is humbling to think and ponder how profound this is. HE loved and loves us so much that He CHOSE us and what will really drop you to your knees in humility and worship is WHEN He chose us! Jeremiah 1:5 says: "Before I formed you in your mother's womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I ordained you and appointed you as my chosen prophet to the world."

God is telling you and I that before we were a multi-celled egg, before we resembled a scraggly little tadpole, BEFORE we were that "sparkle" in Dad's eye, GOD KNEW us AND He set us apart, i.e. He already had mapped out our entire life to follow a path to success and happiness in Him. And if you really think about it, since Jesus is omniscient, He knew ALL about our sins to come and STILL He chose us to be His own! You would think that if someone had an opportunity to "pre-screen" our lives, and they could see us committing adultery, lying, cheating, stealing, divorcing, fornicating, killing, backsliding, you would think that person would NOT choose us for anything but exile.

BUT GOD, Who loves us with an immeasurable love, chose us anyway! He chose us to live life in abundance and prosperity and good health. He chose us to be His prophets, to proclaim Christ to a dying world, to be His standard-bearers, to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world! What a wonderful calling we have! And this is why we are ordained or set apart. We are to live holy! No wonder it's so hard for us to hang out with the wrong crowd, to get drunk, use profane language, be exposed to blatant sin, or be in "cancerous" relationships! It's because the Holy Spirit within us convicts our hearts and as ordained children of the King we have to be separate from all foolishness!

You are CHOSEN by God.

Oh! How wonderful it is to be my Heavenly Father's first pick! You, me, you and you, we were in His heart and mind BEFORE the foundations of the Earth were set! Ephesians 1:4-5 says: "Before the Foundation of the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. His plan has always been to adopt us into his own family bring us to Himself through Christ Jesus."

Hallelujah!!! Praise God! The next time the enemy attacks and tells you that you will never succeed, you will be nothing, that you aren't important enough for God to bless, STAND TALL and proclaim, "Devil! You are a liar! I was chosen! From the foundation of the universe, from before YOU were formed, I was on my Father's mind! I was CHOSEN to succeed! I was chosen to be the head and not the tail! I was chosen to live and not die! I was chosen to survive! I was chose to proclaim to the world that Jesus Christ, the Messiah is King of Kings and Lord of Lords!!! I am chosen! I am the apple of my Father’s eye!! I'm His First Round Draft Pick which means you, Devil have LOST already! In the name of Jesus, you are a defeated foe. Get behind me!"

What a revelation family! WE ARE CHOSEN by the King!

Be blessed!


Questions it brought to my mind:
How can we as Christians use this wonderful knowledge to bring others to Christ? Since we are, according to the Word, "ordained" does that mean we are all ministers? How can we better equip ourselves to be separate yet live "in the world"?


My closing prayer:
Heavenly Father, we want to Thank You for choosing us! We want to Thank You for the timing in which you chose us!! How humbling to know Father, that we were so important to you that you placed us FIRST in your thinking and planning. How wonderful to know that before you laid down the foundations of the universe, before the creation of the very ground we would eventually walk on, YOU chose us to be your adopted sons and daughters through Christ Jesus! Father, such knowledge of your love is beyond anything we could ever truly understand. We humbly ask that you guide our steps and our thoughts as we attempt to live as holy as you would have us to be. We need you Lord, every second, of every minute of every hour of every day! We are so privileged to know that your love for us has NO BOUNDS. Help us every day to strap on our Heavenly armor that we my live pleasing in thy sight. Father we ask that you continue to bless us, to protect us and to walk with us no matter what may come. We thank you again Lord, for choosing us, for sending your only begotten Son to die for us, for raising Him up again, for giving Him a name above all names, and for providing us a way back home. We thank you Lord. Let the words of our mouths and the mediations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight. Oh Lord, our strength and our redeemer."

Amen


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May 08, 2012
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God's Children
by: Simon

To be chosen to be as god's children - we are truly empowered! Wow wow wow wow wow! I think this is the piece of the puzzle to make me understand why I should be praising God all the time!!!!

Oct 19, 2011
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HALELUJAH!!!!
by: Latoya (Jamaica)

I am crying while I am reading this. God bless whoever wrote this. The Lord bless and keep you the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you his peace both now and forever. AMEN!

Sep 23, 2011
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God loves us unconditionally
by: Victoria. F

This article has blessed me truly. At the moment, I'm trying my best to walk in God's truth and righteousness everyday. It is very hard but I dont have a choice because it is a command from Him to be perfect for He is perfect. Even if it's hard, it doesn't matter because I can do all things through God who strengthens me. God loves us unconditionally and He even accepts people who He have long waited for to repent from their sins. I can never find another love greater than His love, i just hope that one day everyone will know this. To my brother in Christ (the gay one), really sorry for calling u dis but just wanted to tell you how big this God we serve is. Leaving ur boyfriend may be hard for now but trust me, nothing is impossible to God. He has long called you and chosen you for a holy purpose but you have to stand up, take up your cross and follow Him, meaning you have to sacrifice all that you love. Jesus went all the way for you and me to the cross, he never gave up so we have to try and go all the way to serve Him with a big and pure heart. "Don't tell God how big your storm, tell the storm how big your God is". In the name of Jesus, Amen!!

Mar 25, 2011
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@ Tyrell
by: Anonymous

Ask God to guide and forgive you from all of your sins.. Ask him to give you what you need..

And God willing, You will be free!

In Jesus name,

Amen!

Dec 26, 2010
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Why am i like this
by: Tyrell

can see it because i dont know why i should receive anything from god and i dont believe i can enter in to the gates of heaven because im gay i know it wit all my heart thats a sin and i cant help it i love my boyfriend, and i cant see myself wit a woman. I'm a kind young man, try to help whoever i can, im good most of the time, try to obey my parents and dont have them trouble but i cant see why this was giving to me. It really wrecks my mind and i have heartache over tis and i just dont know

Oct 04, 2010
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Chosen
by: 2128tommy

When I first found out I was chosen by God, my father, I was in awe, and also terrified because I could have been excluded by Him also. But glory be to my Father he seen me and said I want him. Today I enjoy a life of Joy, Love and Peace because of the connection I have with Jesus, the Holy Spirit and with the Father. Nothing is impossible. Me and God, we are the majority.

Jul 03, 2010
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Choosen
by: Anonymous

I am choosen for something greater than i can comprehend but the might and force of power that lies within me is for a great purpose of carrying out an ancient plan.

Mar 10, 2010
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reverence
by: Anonymous

our generation lack a of wonder and reverence.toward god.we want to bring god down to.our.level to the . commonplace.heis god .though.we. have direct. access to him.children. we .the precious. blood of his only.son. no one. who. truly understands. this ever . enters gods. presence. without. a sense of holy. awe. no. one who comorehends the incredible price. paid at calvary. ever . takes .his relationship. with. god for. granted. we will never truly . understandgod. god. and the way. he. relates. to us. unless. we first. comprehend a true. sense of his holiness. and his demand. for. holiness.he .demand.for holiness. among. his people. if we are in god .presence.we areon holy. ground.we. must. never.act. it as. were. god;s.purpose. to make. us to become impatient. when. god.dose not anwer our. prayer. when and. we think he should.he is god. we are not. asyou meditate on the price. jesus. paid to give. access.to. the father. you will come to treasure. your. prayer. times with him. worship. will become a privlege. you seize. with gratiude. scripture will be become with. grtiude. be holy in all.that you do. 2-cor/ 7/ 1 pet.1/15. if you. have lost your wonder. at the incredible gift of salvation. that has lostin all .that has given tio you need to revisit the. cross and witness your savior suffering for you.how priceless.god. gife.of salvation is.amen.

Nov 28, 2009
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God loves us to death!
by: Elizabeth

Now I know why I sometimes feel alienated from others or different than others...because I was chosen by God. Even the meaning of my name (Elizabeth) means that I have been set aside for His use. He has called me away from anything and anyone that goes against His will for my life. When I think about all the sin I have committed in life and how I did not walk according to His word, I find it hard to believe that He still loves me. But He does love me, unconditionally. God loved me and wanted me so much for Himself that He died for me!!! What greater love can anyone ask for than that. He loved me before he foundation of the world and into eternity. With a love for me so great, how can I not return this love to Him. He is my Father, your Father, and the Greatest Father of all.


Jul 07, 2008
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Chosen By God
by: PAT

I enjoyed this article very much even though I don't have a clue to who wrote it.there is no need to be ashamed here at "The Hem" we are all here for one of two reasons to get to know Jesus as our "Saviour" or to learn how to walk closer with our Lord Jesus so why be ashamed to sign your name.We all need more work to be done in our lives we are only perfect in God's sight because of Jesus Christ in us,and there is no way we can please everyone and we should only be concerned with what our Father has to say about us and "It Is All Good!! Praise God.

Love In Christ Pat Thacker

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