Daily Delight

Friday, May 13, 2016

We are chosen. Let these words of truth sink in. We are chosen by our Father. Regardless if we feel denied by man, we can rest in the embrace of the Lord’s love, compassion, and strength. 

Finding favor from this world is mighty difficult when we see how corrupted and sinful it can often be. Do not get me wrong though, this earth is beautiful in so many ways. The Lord has handcrafted each mountain, river, and valley with His vision, and His beauty is all around us. But this world is also fallen because of the sinful nature we obtain. 

In today’s society, there are countless people living a life out of accordance of Christ. We live in a time where we are so dependent on ourselves, and we are so consumed with our own agenda and plans that our main objection is to be invited and praised by man. We lose sight of the fact that we are not chosen by man and we are not held to earthly standards. In fact, sometimes we are called to be rejected by man in order to be accepted through Christ.

Bob Sorge’s words say it best, “Jesus was rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God. The rejection of man is meaningless if God’s favor is upon you.” As long as we are bound in Christ then we will, at times, be rejected by man. And guess what? It is okay. When we stand up for Christ, then we are choosing Him, just like He chooses us. Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. -Ephesians 1:4

God chooses us. He taps us on the shoulder, whispers our name, and He welcomes us into the room where He is going to do something special. There is nothing more holy or sacred than being chosen by Him for a certain work. He invites us in. Let us not miss this invitation by being worried about what man will think.


About the Author

Hope Boyd≫ ≫This 19-year-old gal receives the honor of calling Clarksville, TN, home. Hope Lauren is in her sophomore year at Austin Peay State University and works part-time for a local coffee shop inside of a beautiful antique marketplace in her hometown. When she is not knee deep in the Word of God, Hope can be found grabbing coffee within a 100-mile radius (she loves to coffee shop hop) or on any trail--as she frequently takes hiking trips to the mountains in the eastern part of her beloved state. Hope will only be calling the United States home for three more months; she will be moving to Ethiopia to serve as a field director for a non-profit that advocates child sponsorship and cares for the orphans in Africa. She is thrilled to be spending her last few months in the States with the Daughter of Delight ministry and can hardly wait to see what the Lord has in store for everyone this season. Follow her adventures via pictures on Instagram: @ho__bo__


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