“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you”(John 15:16).
Before the foundation of the earth was laid,
God, in His infinite wisdom, fulfilled plans made,
Choosing us, ordaining us to do His will
So we could ask, whatever we will,
In the name of Jesus and receive,
God’s promises to those who believe.
He knew, Him, we would not choose,
But loved us enough so we would not lose,
Opportunity to having a right relationship,
With Him, who created all things, for us to enjoy
Knowing without Him, Satan, would have our souls to whip,
Influencing our minds, treating us like unwanted toys,
Bruised and broken and ready to throw away,
But Jesus died on the cross, thwarting all Satan’s plans
Fulfilling God’s plans to make sure salvation for man
Became a reality and not just a plan. Now choosing is on us;
Will you receive Him, as your Savior, today
And come into His knowledge of mercy that is just?
The decision to choose to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, is not always an easy one for many people and the reason is–their unwillingness to give up those things that keep them from living right before God. Some make excuses, some attempt to justify, but I am here today; I just want to testify of God’s goodness for all He has chosen and ordained to bring forth fruit–in His name–telling everyone, everywhere I go–that Jesus is Lord and I know for myself that His promises are true; what He has done for me, He will also do for you because He is not a respecter of persons. What He does for one, He’ll do for others.
Try Him. Shake off the attitude of unbelief and believe in His goodness and know that He chose you from the beginning–to give you life abundantly without reservation and all you need to do is repent, receive, and believe that Jesus is and always will be, with you and you’ll never be alone. He loved you enough to die for you as part of the Father’s plan, will you love Him enough to live for Him–starting right now?
Father, in the name of Jesus, we ask for hearts to be touched and souls to be won to the Kingdom for Your glory. We pray for them to find bible-based-teaching churches where their thirst for knowledge can be filled and ignited and fueled to share what they know with others, producing good fruit. We thank You for Your Word we can use as our guide for doing all things well at Your direction so others will know and receive You this day. Amen!