Wednesday, July 20, 2022
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. (NIV)
You Are Handpicked
I love picking out fruits and vegetables in the grocery store. I avoid the bags and containers of produce. Because, you know that while some of them may be just right, there will undoubtedly be a few rotten ones in the bunch. Hand-selecting produce ensures that we should get the very best of the best. So we pick them up for inspection. Do they look good? Do they feel right? No bruises. No soft spots. We might take ‘seconds’ in canned goods but seconds in fresh produce is just not acceptable.
Get this! The Bible says that we are handpicked…by the Master Gardener, Himself! John 15:6, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last – and so that whatever you ask in My name the Father will give you.” What a promise! We are chosen by God to bear fruit. And not fruit that goes rotten but fruit that will last. Chosen, appointed by God, fruit-bearers. That’s an amazing thought! The next time you are feeling overlooked or unseen. Remember what John 15:6 tells us.
What does God say about you? You are handpicked.
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