John 15:16 The Message Bible says,
“You didn’t choose me, remember; I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won’t spoil. As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives you.”
Jesus, in wanting to encourage His disciples, expressed how He chose them. He appointed them to go and produce lasting fruit. They were to be His disciples, spreading the gospel to all who would hear; and in doing so, the Father would give them whatever they asked for, in Jesus name. They were to pray unto the Father using the name of Jesus.
The Life Application Study Bible says, “Jesus made the first choice—to love and to die for us, to invite us to live with him forever. We make the next choice—to accept or reject his offer. Without his choice, we would have no choice to make.”
We were chosen, not because of anything that we did, but because Jesus loved us. God sent His beloved son, who chose to sacrifice His life for our life, so that we, too, could be appointed to go and produce lasting fruit. We have the privilege of praying to God in the name of Jesus and receiving whatever we ask in the will of God.
Lord, let Your will be done!
Because of Jesus’ choice, we were given a choice to accept this gift of salvation and to share it with others.
As I lay here tonight, trying my best to fall asleep on the eve of yet another Mother’s Day, my mind and heart turns to another view of being chosen.
For those mother’s out there who may stumble across this expression of faith, no matter the circumstances that surround how you or I became a parent, I believe and trust that God chose us and paired us with the specific children that we were meant to disciple and produce lasting fruit, within our assignment of motherhood. That child that sometimes gives us such a hard time or has turned their back on God and the teachings that we placed within them, God knew that the special anointing He has placed over our individual lives would be the key to our sons and daughters choosing Him as the Lord of their lives.
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