Day 5 Chosen
John 15:16 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.
We can easily exalt our free will to the place where we no longer have Christ’s selection of us in the equation of our Christian life. Foolishly, we say, “I, in my wisdom, chose God,” and we err. For though we surely have a choice to make regarding Christ, we must realize our choice is predicated on the fact that Christ chose us first.
When we realize that we are chosen of God in Christ, predestined to be conformed to His image, we find security and blessing in the Christian life. You were handpicked. You were uniquely sought out by your Maker. You have been purposely ordained by God to bear fruit.
No wonder the devil fights so hard against you. No wonder the world tries to mold you into something else. As I come to realize more and more how purposeful Christ was in setting His love on me, I cannot help but grow more and more confident in our relationship.
Yes, I chose Christ, but my ability to choose Him came from being first chosen by His love.
Why can we ask anything of he Father in His name, expecting to receive? Because Jesus chose and ordained us, and He never chooses poorly.