“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” – 1 Peter 2:9
Do you remember something Jesus said before He died on the cross and resurrected? In Matthew 22:14, Jesus said invitations are sent to many but out of that many only few are chosen. Have you ever come to that point where you feel you aren’t worthy to be chosen out of the limited slots available? Have you always felt you aren’t good enough to be chosen? Do you feel you were called but finally never made it to the list of those who were chosen? Get this
1. You are not just called, you are chosen!
2. You are God’s special possession
3. You were chosen to declare the praises of God
4. You are no longer in darkness
Please note that these things aren’t going to happen in the near future, they have happened a long time ago. Whatever that few who were chosen means, it doesn’t matter anymore to you because, by the Holy Spirit, Peter showed us an amazing truth! You are God’s chosen and you need not feel inferior anymore. You were nominated, you were called out and awarded with the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and you are God’s special possession. Does this excite you? It excites me!
POINT TO NOTE
A special possession doesn’t mean the only possession. It means the best of the best, the purest of the pure and the finest of all the precious treasures! Yes, that is who you are right now. I know you do not look like it whenever you look at the mirror and I know you don’t feel like it when you consider your past. But guess what? ” Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 Now, you can declare the praises of our God in confidence!
“I am called and chosen of God! I am the very best of God and therefore I walk in the light of this truth every day of my life!”
Thank you precious Father for delivering me out of darkness into your marvellous light and making me what your word talks about. I live to declare your awesome wonder. Amen
Alive! Daily Devotional is a new project on George’s Diary. Stay inspired and enhanced every day with reflections, points to note, affirmations and prayers strongly rooted in God’s word. It’s simple, straight to the point and inspiring! There are peace and comfort readily available in God’s word for you!
~ George O.N