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Day 3: Pick Me


ONCE UPON A TIME

We will see JESUS face to face.

I picture myself standing in a huge crowd with

everyone raising their hands screaming with excitement,

"PICK ME, PICK ME"

But I am hidden, as no one sees me.

People have trampled over me to get in the front of the line.

I have no voice, as I stand with slumped shoulders.

And then it happens in the midst of everyone's

PICK ME JESUS~

All those who now are faced with their eternal destiny.

And then HE

lifts HIS scared hands & points HIS finger.

“You mean me JESUS”

as everyone thinks it is them.

And HE says ~

I PICK YOU.

I slowly look up & start walking forward.

The crowd is silent as they are thinking~

"YOU picked HER. Don’t you now what she has done?"

But I keep walking forward

thinking

It was all worth it.

The times I was shunned because

I BELIEVED.

The times that I had to say no, when I so wanted to say yes.

The times when I had to face every icky thing that I have done, that covered me in shame.

The times when "it is not fair" was all that I experienced.

The times that I had to say I am sorry to those who I have hurt.

Those times that I sat alone with GOD because I had no where else to go.

It was worth it

"for such a time as this" (Esther 4:14)

To stand before JESUS and be picked

To be chosen to come into HIS kingdom.

It is me that HE sees

because I am covered IN HIM.

It is me who HE has always seen.

The me who still

has moments when I feel so ashamed to look up into HIS face

to RECEIVE all

who HE says I am

Because of those

ONCE UPON A TIME MOMENTS

when

I still do what I want to do, even though

HE SAID~

“Flee from temptation" (2 Timothy 2:22).

When I say what I feel I want to say, even though

HE SAID~

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out..." (Ephesians 4:29).

When I run away in fear even though

HE SAID~

“Don’t be afraid; just believe” (Mark 5:36)

When I feel so ashamed , even though

HE SAID~

“If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins

and purify us from all unrighteousness” (I John 1:9).

So I will stand one day & you will stand one day

IN HIS PRESENCE

And will see JESUS standing

With HIS HANDS opened wide

TO RECEIVE

The guilty

The shamed

The bitter

The fearful

The _________

&

Not because of the good we did

&

Not because of the better than he or she we did

But because

ONCE UPON A TIME

I heard the TRUTH & you heard the TRUTH~

"Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life" (John 5:24)

and BELIEVED & RECEIVED it.

Or maybe

You have never heard the TRUTH

or have heard it and don't

BELIEVE it.

But

either way

ONCE UPON A TIME

we will all stand before

GOD

and

when HE looks into your eyes

will

HE SEE JESUS

the one who

has

PICKED YOU

because

you

PICKED HIM~

"Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of JESUS "(Hebrews 10:19)

Watch

"THE GOOD-O-METER"~


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