TODAY’S MEDITATION – You are predestined for a great purpose (Romans 8:29-30).

One of the reason we should understand how important it is to come to God the way we are is that, He wants to use us as a willing vessel. Therefore, He does not choose the qualified, but He qualifies the chosen ones! My brother, my sister, we are all predestined for something great, because if God did not have a plan for you He would not have chosen you. Yes, “In him [Christ] we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will” (Ephesians 1:11 ). In other words, my friend, you are called, you are chosen, you were made for a great purpose: “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters” (Romans 8:29). Now, you way wonder if you are among the predestined. Yes, we all are foreknown by the Lord as long as we were formed in a womb: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” (Jeremiah 1:5)…

First, let’s clarify this very important point: we are not taking about the predestination that the Calvinists or other man-made religion talk about, which sets a few people for salvation and therefore make some people think they are superior to others in faith or that they stand before God more than the others… The Bible clearly says “Many are called but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14).Yes, many people hear the call of God but only “few” respond because they are the ones who are truly hearing. Jesus said many times, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear” (Matthew 11:15; Mark 4:9; Luke 8:8, 14:35). The point is that everyone has ears, but only a few are listening and responding to the Gospel. God is loving and He wants all His creation to be saved: “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people” (Titus 2:11).

Yes, God knew you before He created you, He set His divine favour upon you. He chose you to be like Christ. In other words, when you become disciples of Jesus by believing that He died for our sins and we accepted Him as our Lord and Saviour, that means that you are predestined to be conformed to the image of the Son of God. And as such, you are called. There is a purpose to your life that you did not invent. God did. God made you for a reason, He saved you for a reason, and “he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6). The same, as someone predestined to be confo
[retweet]rmed to the image of Jesus Christ, you have also been justified, which means you have been judged and found worthy of salvation. Yes, now, you are fit to be saved. And finally, when we truly set our eyes on Christ, our moral and spiritual compass, we set our life course to a new destination, heading to share in His glory one day soon because ” those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified” (Romans 8:30). Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.