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 Have you ever been specifically chosen for a special honor or award? Do you remember the thrill of knowing that out of all who could have been selected, you were the one preferred to receive the honor? Often, we hear adopted children tell of the joy they find in knowing they were specially sought out by their adoptive parents.

You may feel that you’ve not been chosen for anything significant in your life. Well, if you are a Christian, you’ve been selected to receive the highest honor and blessing possible, you’re a child of the King. You are God’s child for one reason alone; God chose you. Of all the millions of people who populated the earth – past, present, and future – God noticed you and determined that you should be His. The time came when you realized that God was reaching out to you and you reached back. Now you are His, bought with a price and profoundly valuable to Him. As God’s chosen child, you have a new purpose – to make a difference in God’s kingdom. Jesus referred to this as “bearing fruit that will last.” God did not choose you to grant you eternal life and then forget about you. He wants your life to become like Christ’s life. He wants you to live forever in an intimate relationship with Him, bringing Him glory in all that you say and do.

Take time to reflect on the incredible honor that is yours as an adopted child of God. Reflect on whether your life is producing lasting fruit for the glory of the One who has chosen you. – Blackaby

You did not choose me, but I chose you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. – John 15: 16 (NIV)


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