It is always good to be reminded of who we are in Christ, especially when we find ourselves living in a world filled with chaos and confusion. Over the next 20 days I will be sharing the devotions from my book, “In Christ Alone”. Each devotion is designed to help us look to Christ for our identity in the midst of a myriad of sources trying to define who we are.
Here is day thirteen with an important reminder that in Christ you, and those around you, have been chosen by God.
I Have Been Chosen
“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.“
Ephesians 1:4 (NIV)
Do you remember the choosing of teams in childhood sporting contests? Were you one that was chosen early or passed over until the captains were left with little choice? Do you ever feel unappreciated or unwanted? How does it feel when you are asked to do something special or chosen to be a part of a prestigious group?
There are probably times when every one of us has felt left out or unwanted. We feel like we are on the outside looking in and wonder what it would be like to be included. In Christ we have the wonderful identity of being chosen by God! As you pray, ask God to help you grasp the great love He has for you. Pray that He would fill you with a sense of value and purpose as one who has been deliberately chosen. Pray for a greater understanding of being chosen by God to be holy and blameless in Christ. Pray for a continued growth in becoming what you already are in God’s sight. Pray that the people around you would come to know the joy and fulfillment that is found when you are chosen in Christ.