“The mind-blowing truth about the God of the universe is that he does not use the performance system. In the mind of Creator God, there is no questioning your value. You are chosen by him, and if that truth alone does not melt your socks, consider this: You are also viewed as his special treasure. You don’t work toward it, earn it, or struggle to become good enough. Quite simply . . . you have been chosen.” – Marilyn Meberg* (emphasis mine)
My Pastor taught from Genesis this past Sunday. He spoke of God’s creation of the universe with special attention to the fact that God purposefully created man in His image. We are created to reflect God’s glory. The only way to do that is to fully live the life He has given us. He created us.
He saves us. He lives in us. Why? “Quite simply…you have been chosen.” Stop for a moment. Think about that. That alone should rock your world.
God, your God, chose you out of all the people on Earth for himself as a cherished, personal treasure. — Deuteronomy 7:6 (MSG)
*Meberg quote excerpted from A Grand New Day. © 2008 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Published in Nashville, Tennessee, by Thomas Nelson.