I am Chosen... I Choose
"I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live." Deuteronomy 30:19
The words of wisdom and revelation of the scripture, Deuteronomy 30:19, are true for us today. The day Adam disobeyed God, the demonic nature (sin) entered him. Adam’s disobedience allowed sin to take over; it is the source of all human suffering (Romans 5:12). Our Lord Jesus Christ shed His sinless blood to cover Adam’s sin, to give forgiveness for every sin committed and to give us the gift of righteousness (Ephesians 1:7, Romans 5:17).
In the Old Testament, people needed to obey God to be right with Him. In the New Testament, when we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior, we are made right with Him. We are designed us to obey God. When the original sin was crucified, the desire to obey God and His Word became a joy and privilege. Because God is committed to us, we can live in peace. He is dedicated to meeting our needs and fulfilling our desires.
David said, “You open Your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing.” Psalm 145:16. The word living is important because, in Christ, we are truly alive. The only requirement for each person is to practice the law of casting. “Casting all your care upon Him; for He cares for you.” I Peter 5:7. If we choose to hold onto our cares, we block the power of the Holy Spirit. One of my favorite statements is, “I am called to be a chooser.”
I am Called to be a Chooser
1. Experience God’s call personally. “You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you that you should go and bring forth fruit…” John 15:16. From this point of revelation, God goes on to say, “…and that your fruit should remain…” His promise is clear, “…that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, He may give it to you.” Choose this day to believe and act on it!
2. “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus…” I Peter 5:10. The same glory Jesus had is given to us and made available as believers in Christ. “And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one.” John 17:22 (NKJV). Glory is amazing results. We have the potential for peace and joy for every day and in every circumstance. Whatever needs to be done will be done because we have a thankful, ‘can-do’ attitude. Glory is having the understanding there is a power greater than we are, the Holy Spirit. It is the power of the Holy Spirit that gives us strength to perform in life. Choose to believe and experience the Holy Spirit; He is the treasure in us, the excellency of our life power (II Corinthians 4:7).
3. “…to them who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28. Called is to know all things work together for our good. That is why it is important to choose our words carefully when an unexpected situation comes up. Say, “I can’t wait to see the good that is coming to me through this.” God gives us the power to choose this concept with the help of the Holy Spirit.
4. Because of our position in Christ, we can choose to believe God’s Word. Ask yourself, “Why not believe?” As we believe, it is done to us (Matthew 8:13). Choose to believe:
- By Jesus Christ’s stripes, I receive perfect health provision for every day. Illness is not normal!
- By God’s grace, I have abundant sufficiency for all things.
- By the Holy Spirit power in me, I have supernatural peace that cannot be shaken.
- By revelation, I experience unconditional love for myself and others.
- The more I practice awareness of the Holy Spirit in me, the more I experience peace, calmness and health.
Without revelation of the Holy Spirit power within, tension, hostility, unforgiveness and self-consciousness based on fear remains seedbeds for physical afflictions, frustrations, moodiness, sadness, loneliness, fear and control. These destructive seeds will eventually turn against our body. Jesus said, “Take My yoke…for My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:29-30. Why not choose this day to believe God’s Word?