The Broken, Now Chosen

“When God chose you, He didn’t choose a perfect you; He chose the broken you.” – Pastor Aaron Kennedy

I love this statement simply because it stands as a reminder of one thing: God chose us; we did not choose Him. Look at what Jesus says in John 15:16: You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.
There’s almost no greater joy on the faces of my daughters than when I choose to spend intentional time with them. It could be as simple as teaching them how to make brownies or turning on loud music and dancing with them at home. The power of choice or what we choose to do preaches louder than any sermon; it gives identity.

So, what does this tell us about our heavenly Father? I believe it tells us that God predetermined to choose us regardless of our ability to earn it. Today, if we don’t remind ourselves of anything else, we will have won the day if we can remind ourselves of the truth that God appointed us before we were ever aware of it.

To go further, Jesus chose men and women who were considered of low rank, socially and culturally. This is yet another truth that doesn’t tell a story of how good we are; it tells a story of how great the love of our heavenly Father is for us. He desires to draw near to us based on the fact that His very hands knit us together in our mother’s womb.

Think about it this way: in our mother’s womb, we are without control, without strength, and totally dependent on someone else. 2 Corinthians 12:9 says, “And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”

When we are weak and without strength, that’s when we see the perfection of God’s power. Not in a position of control but a position of humility.

JOURNAL: How can we better imitate infants and children who are totally dependent and take another step closer to total dependency on our Heavenly Father? How can we move toward Him, now that we know he’s already decided to be near to us?

PRAYER: Surrender your will to God, give Him complete control over your life, and ask Him to give you the strength to do this daily.
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