Look it up in the thesaurus.
designated. fixed. chosen. set. authorised. commissioned. ordained. assigned.
That’s who we are.
I was reading 1 Kings 7-8 and realising that each of us have a specific set of skills, a unique life story – all commissioned for a specific work/task/purpose.
I have been appointed. Called for a time like this.
Like any appointment, we are being expected. Expected at a specific time and place.
And when we are called by God for a purpose, He himself provides what is needed to fulfill that purpose. All He requires is a heart that is fully surrendered and obedient to the call, hands and feet that are willingly given over to Him.
“…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 (NIV)
When I read the Bible I realise, again and again You chose me.
Every stripe You bore. Every rejection. Every drop of blood that was shed.
You chose me.
When You created the universe. When You created me. When You called me Yours.
You chose me.
You chose me first. Right from the start.
Just as I am. You chose me anyway.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
1 Peter 2:9-10 (NIV)
What else can I do but to worship?