Chosen & Appointed

Much of Jesus’ words were recorded while he lived on earth

If you have a special Bible you can flip through the new testament

And see red words standing out and screaming at you

Those are the words Jesus spoke

Don’t feel bad if all of your Bible is in black and white

That just means you have to search for those two little words “Jesus said”

 

John 15 is a fairly well known chapter in the Bible

Jesus is talking, pretty much preaching to the people

What would be some of his last words spoken in a large group before his crucifixion

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If you’re looking at the special Bible the whole chapter is in red

Along with most of the chapter leading up to and preceding chapter 15

Here Jesus speaks the whole time

He tells an intricate story of him being the vine and us being the branches

He explains that we are his friends not his slaves or servants

He continues to say the world is going to hate you

And he promises that the Helper, the Advocate, the Spirit of Truth will come

 

But I don’t want to skip over my favorite part so quickly

“You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.”- John 15:16

 

Jesus says you didn’t do anything

I picked you

I chose you and have appointed you to go

Go and bear fruit

Go and disciple others

Produce fruit that is going to last forever

Disciple them so that they can disciple others

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I read the remix version of this to myself often

Meagan, you didn’t choose me

I choose you Meagan

I appoint you to go Meagan

And Meagan I want you to produce lasting fruit

 

Ok Jesus, sure thing!

 

Here is the part I absolutely love

Jesus didn’t say this just for me

He didn’t say I have only chosen and appointed Meagan

 

Read it again

I chose YOU

I appointed YOU to go and produce lasting fruit

 

He is telling YOU that YOU are chosen

YOU are appointed

 

Now you have to decide what you’re going to do about it

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2 thoughts on “Chosen & Appointed

  1. Im in loveeee! Seriously proud of you for doing this. Your words are always so full of wisdom and truth! I cant wait to see how God uses this blog to bless so many other people!

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