Daily Archives: June 3, 2010

Deuteronomy 7; Psalm 90; Isaiah 35; Revelations 5

He chose me!

I have to say that every time I sit and read God’s word, I am humbled.    It would be safe to assume that I spend most of my day in complete humility.  That does not mean that I read the Bible all day long, but what I am saying is that His words run through my mind all day long.  In fact have you ever noticed that when you begin your day with scripture, throughout the whole day you will see or hear reference to what you have read?   Maybe it is a song on the radio or a daily devotional that you read or listen to.  Most likely you will be tested at some point in your day, you would be considered fortunate if it is only one time, and the scripture that you read that morning is just the right amount of ammunition you need to protect, defend or do battle.   See what I mean?  And why should this surprise me? He is
God and of course He is going to know what I need for this day and every day.

Then to read 7:6 in Deuteronomy … chew on that awhile.

Deuteronomy 7:6

For you are a people holy to the Lord your God.  The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.

He considers me holy? … Humbled and undeserving.

He chose me? … Humbled again.

I am His treasured possession? Humbled to tears.

I realize that this particular scripture is talking about the Israelites, I get that.  But don’t put my God in a box and say that He isn’t talking about me, and that it took place long ago and doesn’t have anything to do with today.    If that is true then one could assume that the Ten Commandments don’t mean anything to us in today’s world either.  I mean after all didn’t He give those to the Israelites too?  But we consider them holy even today.

No, I know that verse is for me and for all others who have heard God call their name as if He saying; “I chose Cindi to be on my team.”

Remember when you were a wee one and you lined up to be on teams, the captains would call out the names from the group as to which ones they wanted on their team.  What would you do when your name was called?  Didn’t you have to move forward, cross over and take your place on that team?

So with God as my captain I will most certainly expect to be victorious.  He treasures me and He is going to make sure that I am well taken care of and protected.

Father, I look to you Lord for your daily instruction and inspiration that you have so lovingly provided for me through your Word.  I know that I too play a part in your plan and I have a responsibility to keep your Word holy, share your Words with others and live out your Words in my life so that I can be an example of your love.  Thank you for choosing me and loving me beyond my transgressions.  Use me as you will to further your kingdom here on this earth.

Amen

Cindi

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