It is so awesome to know that I was picked out before all of creation to be called to follow Christ.
Romans 9:15 – For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.
Dude, how strong is that. It was His choice. I have this relationship with God because He chose me. Im totally shaking my head right now in disbelief cause how hard is it to come to terms with that. Im always trying to contradict Gods decision in choosing me but it changes nothing. God has a plan that will glorify himself through me and that is so cool to know.
Romans 9:22-23 – What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath—prepared for destruction? 23What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory—
Right there Paul tells us that “we” being the objects of His wrath were doomed to destruction but God decided that he would choose a few people to display his power and bestow his mercy upon. Is that not awesome? He prepared us in advance for glory. Through recognizing Him and being chosen, not on our own accord but by His choice we are going to get to be with Him in heaven. I mean I feel like the kid in science class that didn’t do anything at all to help out with the group project and pulled an “A”. Is that not how it feels? All I can say is wow! His glory is a free gift to us. What would we ever be able to come up with that could possibly pay for that? Nothing at all… We are all bankrupt, no form of debt consolidation or refinancing of our lives could get us on the right track if it was not Gods plan in the first place. That is so amazing, that is why I give it all to Him. Every last little detail of my life is processed through Him because it was Him who accepted me before I even know what I was looking for.