Jesus Calling today says, “You are on the path of My choosing. There is no randomness about your life. Here and Now comprise the coordinates of your daily life. Most people let their moments slip through their fingers, half-lived. They avoid the present by worrying about the future or longing for a better time and place. They forget their Creator, Who walks with them only in the present.”
God chooses. He chooses people groups, He chooses individuals, He chooses events, and as the devotion says, He chooses our paths and course in life. He created us in His image, so why wouldn’t He have the right to choose how we are to be used by Him and what has to happen to us to shape us into the life He has chosen for us? We know that God chose the Israelites as “His people”. Dt 7:6 says, “For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the people on the face of the earth to be His people, His treasured possession.” Now, after Calvary, those who have accepted Jesus are the Lord’s treasured possession. I like that phrase…treasured possession. Me. You. Treasured by the Creator of the universe; it’s an overwhelming thought, but the Bible says it in black and white.
But God also chooses individuals. Ex 31: 2-5: “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts- to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut stones to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship.” When God gave directions for the construction of the tabernacle, He provided people with the appropriate skills to do the work. Bezalel was chosen and gifted to do the work and that’s an important fact that cannot be ignored. When God chooses someone for a job, He also provides the skills required to do His work. We see it repeatedly throughout the Bible. Moses didn’t think he was qualified to lead the Israelites out of Egypt but God said He was the man. God also promised to be with him, and I believe that it is still the case. If He chooses, He equips, and He accompanies to complete the work.