“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9 NIV).
Do you remember playing games in school or in your neighborhood that meant you on a team? We decided who would be the team captains and they “chose” who they wanted on their teams and many of us, stood waiting, almost breathlessly, hoping to be chosen to play on the team that was going to win. Remember that feeling? When it got down to the last few to be chosen, the person choosing was resigned to accept the fact they would have a few people on their team that were not the best players. The people being chosen last, usually did not feel good about themselves. They knew they were on certain teams by default–not real choice.
We don’t have to worry about that now! Hallelujah! We are chosen by the Creator and He has no favorites, no respect of persons, and on His team, we are all guaranteed winners! Knowing this, “that He who began a good work in us is faithful to complete it”! Glory to God! We are special to God and because of who He is, we are royalty, and we have a right to praise Him–all day and all night! Whenever we want to declare His goodness and mercy, we can and we should! It is He who called us out of darkness (our habits of sin) and into His wonderful light (knowing Truth and The Light)! Praise Him! He loves us enough to keep us focused on Him and in drawing others into The Light. Hallelujah! What an awesome God!
Is there anybody else like Him? No, not one! No one else who could forward into history and plan our destiny to be a praise unto Him. No one else who could forget about all we did–that was not like Him, and forgive us and use us to His glory! Nobody like Him who refuses to give up on us when we falter, but instead gives us strength to keep going! No body like Him! No, not one! Nobody else who gives us new mercies, every single morning! Nobody else who can give us favor with others when they don’t even understand why they support our efforts! Nobody else! There is none like Him in all the earth! He alone is worthy of all our praise! Hallelujah!
Thank You God for choosing us to be on Your Team, Your Special team of people who do declare unto the nations Your praise!