1 Peter 2.9-10
You are chosen by God. He made night-and-day difference for you -- from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.
how amazingly true, lord! we can't even begin to think where we would be right now without you! thank you God, for we can trust you, for giving us trust for you, for giving us the chance to obey you, for giving us the ability to obey you. thank you for choosing us! God's word (vv.9-10) goes on to say that, "you are chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you -- from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted." thank you lord! we are something because of you! we have nothing without you! we are not entitled to anything, everything we are and have is all from your generosity! let THAT spark GENEROSITY FROM US TOO! to share our life, to live you out with the people around us - from our families and loved ones, to our children and the generations, from our health and provisions, to the work of our hands and the words of our life. thank you for the grace! we can do this, still because of God, himself!