Monday, February 4, 2013

A Chosen Generation

Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. ~1 Peter 2:9
Salvation is of the Lord. That is the point of Peter's reminder: you are a chosen generation. As Jesus himself affirmed, "Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you" (John 15:16).

And what a salvation you have been chosen to! You are now a royal priesthood, a sacred and set apart nation, a distinctive people. The saints in heaven sing praises to the Lamb because he has "made us unto our God kings and priests" (Revelation 5:10).

But this wonderful gift of salvation is not, ultimately, man-centered. It is not primarily about us at all. Salvation was planned before creation, executed at the cross, and delivered to you by the Holy Spirit that ye should show forth the praises of the God who saved you.

God saved you for your good and for His glory. He brought you out of sin, and drew you to Himself, and delivered you from hell so that His power and grace and justice and purity would be displayed in your salvation and in your life.

This, then, is the great work of evangelism. Not some artificial salesmanship, but an authentic display of the joy that you have found in Jesus, that others might see and know Him through you.
~Daily Devotion App 

HALLELUJAH! GLORY TO GOD!! We are special because HE made us special. If we could just get a hold of that we would go forth in purpose and great power for the God who loves us and gave Himself for us! What an awesome life we would have...filled with great joy, peace, and happiness...knowing that we had fulfilled the will of the Father and are pleasing in His sight!
God, help us to ALWAYS remember why You saved us. Help us to show forth good works so that we may glorify You. Help us to lift You up before the world as the greatest Love and relationship a person could ever have with another.
Father, forgive us for failing You every day. Before we pillow our heads help us to remember to ask Your forgiveness for the sins committed that day and to wash the filth of the world from our hearts and minds, but awake us each morning with the realization that Your mercies are new...we have a clean slate...tomorrow is now past and we must not look back, but look ahead at how we can serve you THIS DAY.
To You Father, we give all our honor, glory, and praise...for YOU alone are worthy!!
In the lovely name of Jesus, I pray. Amen and amen!!
~The Princess Warrior
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