What Does It Mean To Be CHOSEN?
Do you know that God CHOSE you? In 1 Peter 2:9, we are told, "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."
The Word of God is inerrant. Thus, you are a CHOSEN person of Almighty God! But what does that mean? How can we really put that into an easily understood piece of information to be tucked away into our hearts, so that we never forget that we are CHOSEN by God to His Royal Priesthood?
My dear sister in Christ and prayer/accountability partner told me I have a knack with acronyms. Possibly so, more than likely as a leftover from my days in the Army. But I do find that they help me remember things that bear remembering. So, I began to ponder what being CHOSEN really means to me and what I should tuck away into my heart. This is what I came up with:
C - Claimed
H - Humbled
O - Obedient
S - Selfless
E - Encouraged
N - Nevertheless
me from before my birth as His child. As such, I am to be a humbled
servant to Him, remembering the selfless
sacrifice of His Only Son for us. I am to never be discouraged, but to always remain encouraged
and to encourage others for as a Child of God, CHOSEN by Him, I have a hope, a plan, a future that surpasses all understanding of this world. Above all, as a Child of God, I am to have a nevertheless
FAITH in our Almighty God that He is God in the storms, in the calm, in the light and in the shadows. Regardless of what the enemy and the world throws at me, I am a CHOSEN Child of God, and I will NOT be defeated.
So, that is what being CHOSEN means to me. How about you?
What do you come up with?