The Chosen one…

A man chooses his wife. People are chosen to be recipients for an award. Others are chosen for a job. As young people apply for their top choice, it’s nice to be chosen out of hundreds of applicants. Let’s all admit it, it is nice to be the chosen one.

However, your appointment has responsibilities. Your job has duties. You have to honor your husband. As a student, we must maintain a specific grade point average for school. And as a believer, chosen by God the Father through Jesus Christ, we have responsibilities as well.

Consider Jeremiah. He was appointed at a young age to be a prophet. He was chosen and these were his responsibilities:

Maybe you say to yourself, those responsibilities aren’t for you because you aren’t a prophet. Guess what friends? Those responsibilities are for us as well!

Plucking up and Breaking Down: We are called to tear down the strongholds in our lives through the power and authority of the Holy Spirit. We are called to break down stereotypes as we enter into spaces and place. We must pluck up those things that are dead in our lives.

Destroying and Overthrowing: We are called to destroy the works of the devil! We are chosen to overthrow the demonic spirits that try to rule and reign in our lives. We were chosen as high priests to destroy the exploits of the enemy!

Building and Planting: We are selected to build up the Kingdom of God. We are chosen to plant good seed on good ground. As a child of God, you are a Kingdom builder. As a believer, we are called to plant seeds of encouragement, love, and joy into a dying world.

So, chosen one, although you may not be a prophet, you must break down, destroy, and plant. Chosen one, you have been picked for such a time as this. My friend, you were chosen by God the Father to be an ambassador for the kingdom. You were planted in your family to pluck up the dead roots, to overthrow the works of Satan, and to build a legacy that points your loved ones back to Christ.

Now that you have been chosen and appointed and you have accepted the call, it is now time to fulfill the duties set before you.

Peace and Blessings

Rooted.

…to establish deeply and firmly.

Which describes you more?

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.” Psalm 1:3

Or…

And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away.” Mark 4:17

This introspection may produce an undesirable response, depending how honest we are with ourselves. Are we rooted in Christ, His Word, His promises, and His finished work? Or are our roots found in the temporary existence of this world? Are our roots in our jobs or in the provision of Christ? Are our roots in the roof over our heads or in the refuge of the Most High?

When our roots are in Christ alone, the devastations of this world won’t completely end us. We will be moved but we won’t break. We will encounter dry seasons but we won’t wither away. We will successfully survive the winters and thrive in the Spring. We will take the heat but won’t burn up.

Rooted and being established in Christ let’s everything around us know who we are and whose we are. Our roots in Christ represent where our strength lies. Our roots in Christ will feed and fuel us. Our roots in Christ support us.

Being rooted in Christ manifests this promise for our lives:

Peace and Blessings