Thursday, May 21, 2009

Jesus Chose You

"Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you."
John 15:16

Jesus was speaking here. Let's stop and think about the first part. He chose you. Why? Because He wanted to choose you. He chose to choose you. He willingly chose you. He had a choice and His choice was to choose you. Are you getting this?

OK, feel good? Now try this...He ordained you. He gave you authority to minister for Him. He entrusted you with authority. Wow!

The reason He ordained you was so that you would bring forth fruit. You are to bring a harvest for Him. A harvest of what? If you are given the gift of evangelism then you will bring in a harvest of souls. If you are given the gift of edifying the Body of Christ then you will bring in a harvest of strengthened Christians. There is no limit to the harvest that Jesus' ordained saints can bring! You have been equipped to be working shoulder to shoulder with the other saints!

Now for one of the perks...whatever you ask God for in Jesus' name you will receive. When you are walking in the path He has set for you then you will be blessed! Oh, this is definitely a good thing!

So many people don't want to commit their lives to God because they are afraid they will lose something. They feel they will lose control, they won't have as much fun, or whatever. God is not in the business of taking away! He wants to add to your life. He wants to add to your joy and peace. He will add to your pleasure. Every day will be better thanks to your relationship with Him.
Every Good Gift...


Denise said...

Amen, such a blessing of a post my friend, love you.

Susan said...

Great word Cheryl!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Coming home with a good report, thanks for your prayers.

Hope you have a great weekend~

Christina said...

I love this post. Just knowing He chose me, that's so cool.