Yesterday morning we heard part 3 of our sermon series called "Adopted Not Rejected" by Pastor Mona.
Pastor Mona asked us if we ever played on a team where the captains selects who they would like to be on their team and how we all like to be one of the first ones chosen. I remember being a kid and I don't think I was ever chosen first, but like the good news for those of us who experienced such rejection is that we have been chosen and wanted on the greatest team of all time!
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.”
Ephesians 1:3-5 NLT
What pops out in this Scripture is that God decided this in advance to adopt us into His own family before we were even created! Before we were even a thought to our parents, we were wanted and loved by our Heavenly Father. That is amazing!
No matter how many times we have been rejected, left out or discarded here on earth, we were wanted, chosen and loved by God. The power of this Truth is a game changer for our hearts and our minds.
Choose today to let the Truth of that Scripture to sink down deep in your hearts and minds! You made the team! You're wanted on the team!
Have a blessed day!
Thanks I ve been through lots of rejection...been broken ...not loved by my parents .I would say not wanted.So its been hard in life to fonction.It took me really long before I could hear the word father and in prayer also.Gee I just turned 71 and accept God the Father just lately.God adopted me as His loving child.These days I realized the love that God has for me.I was saying yes I know in my head but didnt understant it.So realized the way the people in this building loves me...at church wow feel so so loved...my family at my birthday wow was like christmas each year I get so spoil.I am so blessed.I feel alot loved by my son Wayne and Cathy my grandsons.I also love alot.
Just want to add beeing so loved= I shouldnt look to one persons love I must say with Gods help I am working to make changes.He Has put in my mind things to do to get detache...I hope and pray that I NEVER get attach again.Its been a long time that I didnt,I did in the pass but prayed alot inside...God protect me with His grace.
Good example about the team . Thank you Ashley for this devo. ❤️
Yess 🙌🏻 amen!
Thank you for the devo For me I was rejected by every one no.matter where I was or what I was doing I was rejected from both my parent and because they put me in charge of my brother and sister Fromm the age of five they all hated me so when someone reject me today I just walk away and don’t lock back and give it to GOD. Have a nice day