Wednesday, February 4, 2009

First Born or Chosen

Focus verses: Numbers: 3:5-13

The Lord set apart the first born of Israel when he struck down the first born of Egypt. He claimed them all for himself. But instead of taking the first born of each Israelite family to serve in the temple, He chose the sons of Levi, the third born.

God chooses whom He pleases. He has chosen you for something special.

So what are you doing right now? To what service has He called you?

If you don't know, stop and look at what you like to do. The Bible says He will give you the desires of your heart. I believe that means more than just making a wish list and expecting the things you wish for to drop into your lap without effort.

I believe that if you desire to please God, He will put desires in your heart that please Himself. He will give you an aptitude for the work He has assigned to you. And when you do this work, it will give you a deep sense of joy and fulfillment.

Remember that you have been chosen. Your position does not rely on an accident of birth. God has chosen you for something special.

Father, God,

Open our eyes and ears to hear Your call upon our lives. Make us swift in obedience and faithful in service.
In Jesus' most precious name.

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