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1 Peter 1:2-5 NLT
“God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. May God give you more and more grace and peace. All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see.” 1 Peter 1:2-5 NLT
God knew me from before time began and chose me! God knows who I am today and STILL chooses me!
God has seen my imperfections, my fears, my failures. He has seen me hurt and be hurt. He has seen me fall before His feet and cry out for mercy on my sinful heart. In His compassion and forgiveness, He chose not to cast me aside and punish me. My God chose mercy, making the ultimate sacrifice so that He could be in an intimate relationship with me. My God wants me to have abundant grace and peace here on this earth. But, it doesn’t stop there... He wants such a fullness with me in eternity that He is keeping the most precious of gift of eternity safely away from my earthly failures guarded for the wholeness we will have in eternity.
Do you see it? Do you see that this scripture is not just about me, but YOU? God chose You! Are you choosing Him, daily?