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You were Chosen

By Mo Mydlo

“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.”

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Do you realize God chose you?

This Word says “You have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God…”

You’ve been chosen by The Creator to be obedient to Jesus. It says “through the sanctifying work of The Spirit.”

We were chosen by God, and enabled by The Spirit to be obedient to Jesus! Us! You and me! We were chosen to be obedient.

It makes me think of my Hady.

Her full name is actually Hadassah. I named her that after Queen Esther in the Bible because Hadassah (or Esther) was chosen by the King to be his bride and I was blessed to choose my bestie (my dog) to be my partner on the farm.

Hady for short was chosen and let me tell you, that girl knew it from the start.

The place we got her was a farm that bred border collies. When Sara Holder and I pulled in, Hady was waiting, separate than the other dogs that you could hear barking in the barn. Hady was in a little fenced kennel and she was practically jumping out of it when she saw us pull up.

It was like she knew she had been chosen. The second I picked her up, she licked my face and did not stop kissing me all the way home. And, it was an hour drive.

To say I was a little nervous about her energy and excitement at first was an understatement. But, God knew just the type of loving and energetic dog we needed here on the farm. Hady knew she was chosen.

Do you?

Do you realize God died for you?

Do you realize He would have died for only you?

That’s how loved you are.

That’s how loved I am. God loved us so much He chose us. He knew what He was getting even though our actions aren’t always up to par.

God chose us because He loves us.

He chose us because He is love.

Did I know that day how much I was going to love Hady? Nope! I took a chance on puppy love and it paid off big time.

But, God did know His love for us. According to His foreknowledge He chose you and me because He knew what He was getting. He knew that the sanctifying work of The Spirit was strong enough to clean us up and make us obey.

Oh y’all. We’ve been chosen to be obedient. We’ve been sanctified to be obedient. Obedient to what? The faith!

We need to be obedient to the faith. Obedient in loving God and loving people, and then doing it all over again and again everyday until we meet Jesus face to face.

I think of the day Hady met me face to face. Her joy was off the chart. Just think of how ours will be when we meet the Lover of our Souls!

Oh Happy Day.

You are special. He chose you.

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