ELECTED – CHOSEN AND CALLED TO SERVE
Paul humbly calls himself a servant of Jesus Christ and an apostle (“one who is sent”). For a Roman citizen—which Paul was—to choose to be a servant was unthinkable (not heard of). But Paul chose to be completely dependent on and obedient to his Master. What is your attitude toward Christ, your Master? Our willingness to serve and obey Jesus Christ enables us to be useful and usable servants to do work for Him—work that really matters, identify ourselves with Jesus, discover His Will and live according to it, and consciously turn away from conflicting interests, even if these interests have been important to us in the past. 1Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God. Rom. 1:1
Paul says that those who become Christians are invited by Jesus Christ to (1) Become part of God’s family, and (2) Be Holy people (set apart, dedicated for His service). What a wonderful expression of what it means to be a Christian! In being reborn into God’s family we have the greatest experience of love and the greatest inheritance. Because of all that God has done for us, we strive to be His holy people.6 And you also are among those who are called of Jesus Christ to belong to Him; 7 [I am writing] to all who are beloved of God in Rome, Called to be saints (God’s people) and set apart for a Sanctified life, [that is, set apart for God and His Purpose]: Grace to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Rom. 6-7
God knew you, as He knew Jeremiah, long before you were born or even conceived. He thought about you and planned for you. When you feel discouraged or inadequate, remember that Good has always thought of you as valuable and that He has a purpose in mind for you. Jeremiah was appointed (chosen) by God as a prophet.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument], And before you were born I consecrated you [to Myself as My own]; I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
REMINDER: ELECTED – CHOSEN AND CALLED TO SERVE!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you
Prophetess Dr. Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”