Are you One He has Chosen?
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Are you One whom He has Chosen? February 26 2019.
“ I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness into light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive the forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.”
Acts 26:17-18. NIV.
These verses echos the Great Commission verses found in Matthew 28. “ Go and make disciples of all nations....”. Christ is sending us to go and open the eyes of people so they might leave the darkness and see the light. These verses are our marching orders and yet so often we dismiss them as if they apply to others but not ourselves. As a mobilizer for Missions this verse motivates me to share this great calling with others. This calling should change our lives forever and consume us every day. Yet so often we turn a blind ey to what Christ is calling us to do. Instead we consume our time trying to forge ahead with our own plans and our own lives. I have to confess this is true of me as well. But how can we say no to these verses? How can we not go? As I share these verses on college campuses I see God at work in the lives of these students. I hear them saying I will go anywhere You want me to go. Show me the way. They realize that God is sending them, and that really God has chosen them to do His work for Him. He is showing them the way. What a powerful message. The Word of God is full of these nuggets and it teaches and commands us what to do. We need to listen and obey. We all are chosen by Him, but we do not all listen to Him. My prayer is that these verses will grip your heart. If they do , GO!
These verses should be part of all of our testimonies. Paul delivered his testimony about personally meeting Jesus the Messiah. When we are given an opportunity to share our testimony, we should never hesitate.
🙏. Jesus, you have called us to share the Good News of the gospel with those who are living in darkness so that they may see the light and be released from the power of Satan and accept the power of God. Father, You have chosen me to be Your ambassador, help me to be faithful in the calling You have given to me. May I share my testimony with all who You place in my path. Giving the glory, praise and honour to Jesus. To Him be the power and majesty and in His name I pray,