For a little over a year I have been tossed and thrown about by storm after storm of hardship. Emotionally, Physically, and Financially. I will not lie to you. I was and am still to a certain degree, dealing with these issues. I am so weary from it. I ended a long relationship, I had to search for a new job and I suffered a minor stroke. I almost lost everything.
Going thru what I have gone through was and is difficult. But God has stood by my side with each Goliath I faced. With each hardship, like sandpaper, crafting me to be the person God wants me to become. Sanding down the edges so I could answer His calling. And on the other side of the storm, I began a new life, a new job and a new relationship.
To be perfectly honest….I heard that calling a few years before. But I thought…. “How in this world could God choose me? I am a sinner! There was no way God would ever pick me. I was not deserving! How could he ever choose me??”
So I did not heed that calling. I pushed it to the back of my mind. But now, years later, I hear it again much louder. In my mind those same questions are repeating… “How in this world could God choose me? I am a sinner! There was no way God would ever pick me. I was not deserving! How could he ever choose me??”
But The Sovereign God, for no other reason than His own unfathomable love and mercy, chooses sinners from every nation to be redeemed by the quickening power of the Holy Spirit and through the atoning death and resurrection of His son, Jesus Christ.
It is those sinners whom the Spirit quickens, that come to believe in Christ as Savior by the Word of God, are born again, become sons and daughters of God, and will persevere to the end.
His justification is by faith and through it the undeserving sinner is clothed with the righteousness of Christ.
This time, I will answer His call. This time I will stand up and take my place in service for His Glory. This time I will teach His Gospel.
~Love from the Ranch~