Good Monday brothers and sisters.
As we will continue next week with Philippians chapter 2.
In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. All power to him forever! Amen.
1 Peter 5:10-11 NLT
Let’s dissect this for a moment.
It starts with the act of God,
“In his kindness”
With other words He took the initiative.
“God called you”
It was His choice to call you, not of ours, but all we have to do is respond and not ignore His calling.
“to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus”
So God called us to be with Him for eternity through Christ Jesus.
“So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.”
So think of this.
So you see, nothing comes from us except that we have to be obedient to Him.
Isn’t it beautiful?
He created everything, He created you personally
“You guided my conception and formed me in the womb.
Job 10:10 NLT ”
Then He chose you personally
“You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.
John 15:16 NLT”
Then He wants you to continue seeing His amazing power through everything He does in your life.
Now it really takes time to stand still and stop for a moment to reflect on this, as we normally so easily pass by everything and consider everything normal.
It is not normal at all, it is a wonder made in perfection.
Look at all the planets, stars, how beautiful they are all made, and only one planet out of millions with the perfect conditions for the right atmosphere, right temperature for water to exists in a fluid state, few degrees colder and it’s frozen, few more and it’s gas. All the trees, plants with all their own unique abilities for medicines, building materials with different types of hardness and usages.
Look around you, even what men has created by their hands cause of the minds God has given us.
You reading this today and thinking about this isn’t a accident either.
If you haven’t given your heart to Him yet, why not today?
“All power to him forever! Amen.”