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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

He Chose You...not the other way around

How many times have I heard someone say, "Make a decision for Jesus!"

The statement never felt right. Still doesn't. I know all about inviting Jesus in my heart, but come on, if He wasn't after me in the first place, would I bother?

People don't like to think Jesus knows all the answers. They talk about how maybe we're just puppets on a string to God. Ok. So what? I'd rather be God's dummy than anything else I can think of. I'm protected, loved, cherished, and I'm allowed and encouraged to be me. In fact, I was created to be me. I was given gifts, talents, and unique abilities that only I possess.

God did all that for me.


You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. John 15:16


Jennifer Tiszai said...

I like that, God's dummy. It's a good place to be.

And I don't really understand the He chose us/we chose Him idea. I think it's one of those things that is far to complicated for my small human brain but I think we'll understand it when we get to heaven. Bottom line, God is sovereign and I trust His judgment.

Michelle Pendergrass said...

I agree, it is an amazing concept. And it doesn't really matter which way it is. You either accept your His or you don't. He's in charge of the rest.