Day 156: Purposefully Chosen, Indisputably Wanted (2 Chronicles 17-19; John 15)

Day 156

Here’s a concept that should blow your mind: you’re the answer to Jesus’s prayer. Let that sink in for a moment. Repeat it to yourself: “I am the answer to Jesus’s prayer.”

As Christians, we bow in constant thanks to God for sending Jesus as the ultimate sacrifice to pay for our sins; however, when was the last time you recognized that you are just as much an answer to His prayer as He is for ours? By living our lives for the glory of our King in Heaven, we fulfill the prayer of Jesus. When we build our lives exemplifying the love of Christ, we create a beautiful, Godly culture instead of conforming to a worldly one ruled by the judgment of society.

In 2 Chronicles 17-19, we are reminded of what it looks like to stay true to God’s will by Jehoshaphat, a man who continually sought God, walked by His command, and taught others from His instruction. By spreading the message of the Lord, Jehoshaphat was able to appoint and advise leaders on the importance of pleasing God, not people.

“Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for man, but for the Lord, who is with you in the matter of judgment.” -2 Chronicles 19:6

Jumping from this excerpt to the New Testament in John 15, Jesus calls us to love one another and to look to Him for everlasting support. Living in submission to this passage unlocks incredible potential for our lives. If we move forward with our minds made up and our gaze set on seeking judgment only from the Lord, there is no limit to what we can accomplish and who we can reach. By remaining rooted in Christ, we are able to grow spiritually while fully enjoying the fruits of His grace; furthermore, we are able to extend this grace to others with full hearts.

“You did not choose Me, but I chose you.” -John 15:16

Never forget that you are no accident to God, but a gift created to bring His light to the rest of the world.

What can you start doing today to show others in your daily life that you’re a Christian?

Is there someone who it’s exceptionally hard to talk to about your faith? Pray over that situation and that God opens an opportunity and gives you the strength to be His messenger of love.

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