Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday





"You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you." John 15:16

It always overwhelms me when I read and am reminded that Jesus chose each of us. He gave His life for each of us as it is told in Scripture, "while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us...". Even though we had no desire to know Him, He chose us and then with His love drew us to Him, and when we accepted His free gift of salvation He filled us with His love and His Holy Spirit.

He also appointed and expects us to be fruitful. Being fruitful should encompass a life filled with the Fruit of the Spirit - "for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth" and consistently striving to overflow God's goodness into the lives of others. A Christian should seek to live a lifestyle of graciousness, extending love, kindness, compassion with wisdom to others.

But the best news is that when we seek the Lord in prayer, He promises to hear and to answer. And His answer is always right and always exactly what we need.

18 comments:

  1. I love the way this verse grounds us in the grace of God.
    Everything we are and have and can be is of His grace...even our choice of Him is only in response to His setting His love upon us and choosing us.....what majesty!

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  2. That verse always blows my mind too. What an amazing truth. Blessings to you!

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  3. He chose ME....that just blows me away each and every time I hear it...

    have a wonderful Wednesday!
    peace,
    lori

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  4. Beautiful post along with your WFW illustration.
    Thanks for sharing and thanks for coming by my blog today.
    Come back I am having a party with giveways check the countdown.
    Many Blessings,
    Sherry

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  5. Great verse! I am so thankful He chose me. May everything that I do and say glorify Him. Thanks for sharing such a great verse today. Happy WFW!

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  6. Beautiful post, thanks for sharing and visiting me today !
    Blessings to you dear one.

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  7. this verse is just too incredible! I love it -- it humbles me so much! Thank you for sharing it with us!:)

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  8. Lovely, we need to practice His Word to us.

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  9. How great is our God! Great WFW!

    Blessings

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  10. Amazing thoughts. This verse makes me shake my head in amazement. EVERY time.

    Thank you for this incredible message, and happy WFW.

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  11. that blows me away as well! great verse!

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  12. Great word. Beautiful pic. Thanks for sharing. Happy WFW!!

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  13. Very, very nice. I like your verse and your reflections. Jesus blows me away!

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  14. I love your verse. Yes, God chose me and you. It is a great privilege to be one of His children. Praise God!

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  15. It really is more than I can comprehend...that Christ would choose me - even when yet a sinner!

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  16. Thanks for that powerful message and thanks for the visit too.God bless!

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  17. We are chosen! It is amazing. Thank you for the reminder and sweet blessings in this post.

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