The Chosen and His Chosen People

Devotional—The Struggle of Sanctification—Sonya Johnson

“Have you ever wondered why you were born on your birthdate?” Pastor John Lomacang

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.” (1 Peter 2:9-10)

The Apostle Paul also provides us with an answer to this thought-provoking question.

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. (1 Corinthians 12:4-6 NLT)

For those of us who are living in these last days, it is an intentional act of God. We are chosen to use our spiritual gift(s) to witness the message of hope to individuals filled with despair and hopelessness. God has designated us to help finish the work so he can send His Son, Jesus Christ to bring the righteous to their Heavenly home.

What is your spiritual gift? Whether we are prayer warriors, speakers, writers, caregivers, or called to minister to the sick, homeless, abused, and neglected, it is not one of convenience. God expects us to use our gifts every day. The Holy Spirit is aware of our earthly responsibilities. Even so, there are diverse ways to use our gifts, which will be revealed by our Teacher and Guide.

God expects that we pray daily for the anointing of the Holy Spirit who will direct us on how to use our gifts for the given day. Christ left us with an example. He faithfully witnessed every day during His short 33 years of life. When we love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind, we are eager to serve Him. Yes, we are chosen to glorify God by using our gifts.

Prayer: God, we ask for the anointing of the Holy Spirit to reveal, lead, and direct us in using our spiritual gifts. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

“I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.” (John 17:4)

Author: steps2successwithspiritualsolutions

I am a Woman of God who desires to provide spiritual guidance to those in mental, emotional, and spiritual distress. Many of us have experienced a devastating life event within the past three years. If so, then we share something in common. My life restarted in 2020. And my healing journey lasted for 16 months. It takes courage, perseverance, faith, and trust in God to restructure and build a new life. Yet, in Isaiah 43, verses 1-3, God promises us that we will never be alone. We can have the assurance that God is with us in every stormy hardship. Pray daily and pray often. Study the Bible. The Scriptures are a Love Letter from God to those who accept Jesus as their personal Savior. You will receive comfort, knowledge, and wisdom. God says, "I have loved you with an everlasting love." Jeremiah 31:3. Be blessed in Jesus' name. Amen. By profession, I am a Registered Nurse, with a passion for helping others overcome the obstacles in their lives. I am a writer of Devotionals, Romantic Poetry, and Research Articles. The recent development of Mentoring and launching as a Motivational Speaker has prompted me to address real-life issues for women from a spiritual perspective.

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