I pick you. -Jesus. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the 13th disciple? I’ve often wondered what was going through Jesus’ mind when he picked his 12 disciples. Each one of them was so different from the other. One was loud and obnoxious. A couple wanted the lime-light and wanted to be “first” at everything and wanted to be the closest to Jesus. One was a liar and a thief….and one was a betrayer. How did these men end being Jesus’ disciples? I must say, He gathered an odd mix did He not?
The bible says that Jesus went up to pray before he picked His twelve. I mean it was a big deal. They would be the ones that would finish His work and carry the gospel to the world.
Um…pretty big job there.
I don’t know about you, but that makes me feel so much better about myself. I could be a 13th disciple because I certainly have my fair share of weaknesses. Still, He refines me and for some crazy reason He uses me.
I love the way Jesus picks people. Short, tall, skinny, and obese. Loud, quiet, annoying, and shy. None of that matters. He looks at you and me and He says, “You.- I want you.”
I pick you.
There’s not one of us that He doesn’t want. He loves people, every single one of them. He picks us and we are His prized possessions.
I’m going through a season where I’m being challenged in my faith and honestly, I’m not quite sure what to think about it. It’s not like I’ve never been challenged before…but this time..I don’t know…it’s just different. It’s seriously out of my comfort zone. I never thought in a million years that I’d ever be a “writer.” I mean…I always thought writers were smart. I’m not dumb…but I’ve never considered myself to be “smart.” I didn’t get the best grades in school and I was certainly never on an honor roll. In college, I had to study my petutie off to get good grades. So to think of myself as a “writer,” well…that seems so far out of reach for just an ordinary girl like me.
Also, this is a new season for me and for my family. We are getting ready to completely change our routine. Honestly I don’t know what the future holds for us. But one thing I am sure of…our future is in His hands, and it is safe. I covet your prayers..and please know, this girl prays for you too!
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