Daily Delight

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

You are not disqualified.
We know this truth intrinsically but rarely does it take root in our hearts. We so often disqualify ourselves from our futures or even potential futures through the lenses of our limited idea of who we are, our history, and our past experiences.

Peter was a friend of Jesus. He was known by, and knew Jesus. In fact, Peter was so close with Jesus that in Matthew 16:18 Jesus says to Peter: “And I tell you that you are Peter (which means 'rock'), and on this rock I will build my church.” Ten chapters later Jesus then goes on to tell Peter of how he would deny Him three times the night He would be taken captive. Peter, in complete disbelief, reassures Jesus that this would never happen. But just as Jesus had said, Peter denied Him.

But when Jesus told Peter that he would deny Him, it did not disqualify Peter from the destiny that was upon his life, which was that he would be the man to build the church. What? The man who denied Christ would go on to build the church? Jesus called out his hope, his destiny, and his future knowing all of Peter. His past, present, and future.

Peter could have run away from God in shame and fear but he didn’t. He chose to allow God to use him regardless of his past. And so can we. Christ did everything to qualify us completely when He defeated sin once and for all on the cross at calvary. From that moment on, we were declared worthy, satisfying, and qualified. No matter what we have, haven’t or should have done, there is not a thing that can disqualify us from all that is meant for our lives past, present, or future. 

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love: Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. -Romans 8:38

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About the Author

Katherine Huskey≫ ≫True to form this Nashville native feels most at home roaming the beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee. Katherine enjoys working with her hands, writing, design, travel and endless amounts of Mexican food. Alongside her best friend and husband, Katherine serves as a worship leader in her community and church. Her own story of redemption propels her to seek and reveal the beauty of the unfathomable love of Christ. You can connect and read more about her journey over at thehuskeyhouse.com or on Instagram @thehuskeyhouse.


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