Saturday, July 23, 2011

Daily devotional: I have been chosen by God

Scripture
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9 NIV

Observation
How awesome to think that I have been chosen by God, like a husband and wife who deeply long for a child and choose one to adopt. He chose me! And I am part of a royal priesthood who can come directly into the presence of God Himself, who can commune with Him and who belong to Him.

Application
Be holy as God has called me to be. Declare Him to others because of this awesome transformation He has worked in me as He called me out of darkness into His wonderful light.

Prayer
Lord, I love you. Thank you for choosing me to be Yours. You have been incredibly good to me, so I acknowledge and thank you for Your undeserved favor. Help me to cast aside all sin, which you have called me out of and which so easily entangles, and instead help me as I desire to be holy, even as You are holy. Holy Spirit, please give me the words to say so I can effectively declare Your praises to the dying world around me. Call them too, and use me as part of Your plan to draw them to You.

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