I get daily devotional messages from My Uncle and My Dad. Today’s message reassured me and helped build my confidence and I want to share it with you.
SCRIPTURE READING:LUKE 9: 28-35
FOCUS SCRIPTURE “And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.” (Luke 9: 28)
When Jesus decided to go to the mountain to pray, He took Peter and John and James. Jesus chose three of His disciples. There were no criteria for selection. Among His disciples, there was a doctor (Luke), there was a tax collector, and other professionals, but He chose Peter, John and James.
Peter, James and John were fishermen. In Bible Times, most fishermen were peasants. Jesus had a great crop of disciples, but He chose the peasants among them. He chose the least of the brethren. There were not as qualified as others, but He chose them. They were not the best, but He chose them.
Friend, God says, you will be chosen. You may not be the best, you may not have the best background, you may not be the most connected, you may not have what others have, people around you may be better than you, but God says, you will be chosen ahead of the crowd. You will be favoured above others.
When God’s favour is upon a man, protocols will be broken, doors will open with ease, and difficult things shall be made easy. When God remembers you for good, even if the odds are not in your favour, you will still be chosen. When God chooses you, no man, no hater can reject you.
1 Samuel 2 vs. 8 says ‘He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S…”.
Don’t disqualify yourself because of what you don’t have. When favour speaks, it may not be fair to everyone, but it will be fair to you. When favour speaks, you will be chosen ahead.
Pray With Me
Lord, favour shall speak for me, and I shall be chosen ahead of others, in Jesus’ name!
Enjoy A Restful Saturday.