by Joel Osteen
" [In His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holyÖ" (Ephesians 1:4 AMP).
Before you were ever born, before the very foundation of the earth, God knew you, planned for you and chose you! He approved you and called you His own. You may have been overlooked by people in your life; maybe you were passed up for a job or overlooked by someone whose opinion you valued. But remember, God wonít ever overlook you! In fact, He handpicked you. He chose you to be holy, or set apart, for Himself.
Meditate on this truth today: You are Godís most valued possession. You are special. You are the apple of His eye. He knows everything about you; He even knows the number of hairs you have on your head. He has given you the gifts and abilities that you have for a purpose. You carry great value and significance. Donít ever lose sight of the treasure Heís placed within you.
Remember, you are handpicked by God. Meditate on His goodness today knowing that nothing can change His love for you!
Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me today. Help me to understand Your love so that I can extend that love to those around me. Let me see others as valuable the way You see me. In Jesusí Name. Amen.
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