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Summary: We are all predestined for something great

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Help Wanted: Seeking individual for most unusual and important job in the universe. Intense training required. Applicant must be commited to lifelong service. Serious inquiries only.

Many applied. This is the chosen applicants letter.

Dear Sirs:

I am applying for this rare job. I don’t know if my criteria fit the bill but I feel the oddest desire to apply.

I am a young woman, I am not wealthy and I am meek. I have no formal education because I am a woman and that is forbidden in the hick town I come from. I am persistant and I am willing to train hard. I listen and follow orders very well and I am open to suggestions. I am willing to commit my entire life to the cause. Just call on me if I am what you are looking for.

My name is Mary, I live in Nazareth and I am willing to travel.

Luke 1:46-48

This job required devotion, she made her body a temple for God by willing to bear the son of God. She became an unwed mother, making her an outcast. She bore the pain of loving her some as he completed his ministry. Watching as he died upon a cross so that many who came after her would have a chance to bear the son of God in them just as she did.

By what we know of her she was the least likely candidate to birth the King of the Universe, but to God she was exactly what he was looking for. A willing vessel. God does not choose the qualified he qualifies the chosen.

We are all predestined for something, because if God didn’t have a plan for you he wouldn’t have chosen you.

You are called, you are chosen, you were made for a reason.

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, before thee camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee...

Have you ever had anyone just sit down with you and just tell you how good you are.(Especially in Church) they seem to always want to tell us that we are hell bound heathens, when God designed us to be great.

Ephesians 1:11

Predestined according to his purpose. His way, his will not ours. Until we submit to the calling of God in our lives we will never truely be at peace.

Romans 8:29-30 For whom he did forknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be firstborn among many brethern.

30- Moreover who he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified and whom he justifed, them he also glorified.

To be called, what does it mean to be called. It means God has overcome the rebellion of our hearts and drawn us to Christ and created faith and love where there once was a heart of stone.

The call is creation of faith. All who are called are justified. What? Justified means you have been judged and found worthy of salvation. You are fit to be saved. So if you are picked, called and justified why would God want to ship you to hell every time you err.

Romans 8:31 What shall we say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Who? NO ONE

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?


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