“How is God calling you to become the Beloved?”
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 NIV
The God of the universe calls me His. One of His chosen. That knowledge still leaves me breathless. Not only did He choose me, but He loves me…dearly.
Even though I have been a follower of Christ for decades, I still in my more contemplative and quiet moments, shyly ask Him, “Why”?
Why me? Why now? Why do you call me Your beloved?
“I fail You, all the time,” I mutter. This spoken from a heart that knows.
And His reply comes to me from The Word.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3 NIV
Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. 2 Corinthians 3:5 NIV
I will not even try to understand an infinite God. His ways are not my ways.
But, He answers the why question by His actions.
God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 NIV
Grace was given.
Grace being the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not because of anything we have done to deserve it.
I am quiet. I ponder these verses.
I am loved.
- Cast Down but not Destroyed (saintintraining.net)