I AM SPECIAL BECAUSE GOD HAS CHOSEN ME
All of our insecurities in life – our fears, our sense of inadequacy and lack of significance – are resolved by realizing how precious we are to our Lord Jesus Christ.
What Makes Us So Special?
I. CHOSEN PURPOSEFULLY – Chosen to be holy and dedicated to God and His service
“For you are a holy people to the Lord your God,”
II. CHOSEN PERSONALLY
“and the Lord has chosen you”
JOhn 10 — The Good Shepherd knows His sheep personally
III. CHOSEN POSSESSIVELY
“to be a people for His own possession”
We are a treasured, precious possession of the Lord God who both created and redeemed us.
Made-up Chorus I used to sing to my young children upon putting them to bed every evening:
“Precious . . . that’s what you are to me
You’re so precious my babikins my sweet little [Julie]
I love my girl, you’re my pride and joy,
And you’re precious, so precious to me.”
IV. CHOSEN PREFERENTIALLY
“out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.”
The Creator could have chosen anybody … any nation … but He has chosen ME!