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September 5, 2019, 5:00 AM

Daily Inspiration: Chosen by God 3


Romans 5: 8

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

 

Thought for Today

The reason that Jesus came was so that people who were utterly unworthy of God could be made worthy. Many people believe that God chooses people based on their performance. However, today’s verse tells us that God looked at you at your very worst moment, and seeing you in that moment was so in love with you that He sent His Son, Jesus, to make you worthy and calling you to Himself. You don’t have to do anything to earn God’s love. The cross is proof of God’s incredible love for you. All we can do is thank, praise and serve Him in response to His great love for us.

 

Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank you for making me worthy of Your love and calling. Help me to grow daily into the person that You called me to be. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote for Today

“Fear and shame are now, indeed, powerless by the cross of Jesus Christ. Our only proper response is one of praise back to our Redeemer.” – Matt Conner

 

Quote of the Day

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing. — Oscar Wilde

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September 4, 2019, 5:00 AM

Daily Inspiration: Chosen by God 2


John 15: 16

Jesus said, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last…”

 

Thought for Today

Like the first disciples of Jesus, He called you, saying to your heart, “Come, follow me.” How wonderful to know that you need never fear that Jesus will one day look back and ask, “What are you doing here?” and send you away. You are following Jesus because He first chose you. And He has a purpose for you. There is fruit He is preparing you to bear that will bring the sweetness of His love to the world. Live today in the confidence that you belong to Jesus and the things that happen today are bringing His fruit into the world.

 

Prayer

Lord Jesus, Thank you for calling me to follow you and allowing my heart to respond to Your call. Help me to bear the fruit of Your love to the world around me. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote for Today

“We have been selected to accomplish great things for Him. We are not blessed just for our personal enjoyment but we have a holy calling.” –Clara Scott

 

Quote of the Day

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. –Chinese Proverb

 

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September 3, 2019, 6:06 AM

Daily Inspiration: Chosen by God


The God Who Chose You

Ephesians 1:4

For [God] chose us in Him before the creation of the world…

 

Thought for Today

God picked you to be a part of His family. He knew in advance all your weaknesses and failures, and He still chose you to be His son or daughter. Being a child of God is not based upon our decision to follow God and then earning His love. It is based upon His decision to create and love you, a decision He made at the dawning of creation. You are not a cosmic accident. You are chosen by God for a purpose and a passion. You are His child because He first loved you.

 

Prayer

Heavenly Father, I thank you for choosing me to be your child even before the world was made. Let this thought fill me with joy no matter what this day holds for me. For I know that nothing can stop You from loving me. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote for Today

“God's purpose in the salvation of his people is invincible—it cannot fail—because it is based first not on our choosing God but on God's choosing us.” –John Piper

 

Quote of the Day

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn

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