John 15:16 Amplified Bible (AMP)
16 You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide]
It’s amazingly funny how I always thought that we had to chose God and then He would chose us. It was not until I began to really build a relationship with Him and allow Him to open the eyes of my heart that I started to desire more of Him and to let go of my way and allow Him to have His way. I began to wonder why and how, why is it that I want more of God and how is it that I want to do everything I know how to please Him, not sometimes but all of the time. I found out as it says in the Word that I did not chose God but that He chose me. He chose me to seek Him, He chose me to love Him, He chose me to answer His call, He chose me to want to do His will, He chose me as His vessel to be used by Him, He chose me to preach His gospel to the lost, He chose me to reveal His purpose to me, I could go on but I think you get what I am saying, I’m saying He chose me…..
I found out who I was in God, what my calling is and I long to fulfill everything that God has called me to be. When I began to seek Him daily for guidance and direction, He started showing Himself to me. As I see all things started to fall in their rightful place.
Matthew 6:33 Amplified Bible (AMP)
33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
It is through nothing that I have done that God chose me, but it is in seeking Him that I find everything. Most if not all of the time when God places something in my heart or He shows me something He wants me to know or do, I have know idea what it means at the time. I am most lost at that point but I desire to know what He wants me to know so I began to seek Him.. Some times I ave no idea where to even start, I can pick up my bible, open it and still have no idea where to go. I can start praying and still not know what He is telling me when I am done. But I do not give up, if I have to go through the entire day I continue seeking Him. God pursued me when I didn’t even think about Him so I now in turn pursue Him because of the desire He placed in me to know Him..
I feel like I just rambled on with the thoughts that fill me right now. But I say all of this just to say that In my seeking God I often do or say something everyday that was just what God wanted me to and I may not become aware that I have done it until it happens. This walk is not about me but about God’s people, His lost sheep. So everything that God does in me, through me and for me is not just for my gain but to show His love to His creations. So I thank God this day for choosing me and using me for His glory. I thank God that the veil was torn that I me come to Him and seek Him for my life and the lives of those that do not know Him..
This post was originally created for this blog on 6/27/2013