Updated: Mar 29, 2022
You did not choose me, but I chose you. John 15:16
I thank You for creating me, and I praise You for choosing me before the foundation of the world! What a precious gift it is to be a child of God. There is no greater identity than to be in Christ. There is no higher calling than to be a worker in Your Kingdom. There is nothing more magnificent than to be given eternal life - by the gift of your amazing grace - through faith in Christ. I deserve nothing. Actually, I deserve death and hell, and yet, You have given me everything I could ever want and need through Your Son, Jesus Christ. You have given me life, eternal life.
You are so full of grace and mercy, and I thank You for everything that I have, including my sufferings; for I know You have great purpose in them. I know they are to strengthen my faith and bring me closer to You. I know my aches and pains that are of this present time are light and fleeting, even at their worst, compared to the weight of glory that outweighs them all. What I may endure on earth for my very short time here is not worth comparing with the glory that awaits me for an eternity. Knowing the inheritance that lies ahead, makes me enjoy living in the moment 100 times more. Being in Christ fills me with such immense purpose, and no matter how dim this world can get, life is always bright in Him. I love being alive!
I know You created me so that I may be a blessing throughout Your creation. You created me in Your image so that I may make Your presence known everywhere I go, all for Your glory. You created me so that I may be a blessing to others by serving and loving others. We love because You first loved us. As I continue to understand little by little the magnitude of Your love for me, I pray that the Holy Spirit stirs my heart so that I may love You and others more and more as I continue to grow more in Christ.
I know it’s love that is the foundation of being a true Christian, and so I pray that I grow more in love every day for You, for my brothers and sisters in Christ, for all my neighbors, and for my enemies too. I truly hope my enemies find You Christ. I want them to be my brothers and sisters too. Please help them find You. Please help everyone find You.
My ultimate prayer is that I want everyone to know Your name, to love Your name, to know Your love that You have for Your children, and to join me in Your kingdom. I wish for everyone to know Jesus. It hurts that not everyone does, but I trust You, God, in Your absolute righteousness, holiness, and sovereignty.
In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.
But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 1 Corinthians 6:17
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:4-6