Chosen, now choose and choose again

What is Jesus saying personally to me today – Chosen, now choose and choose again

We have been chosen by God and if I reflect on this for just a moment then it becomes clearer that this is the greatest gift that could be ever given and received. Me, chosen by God!! So what do we do with this gift and how do we exercise our free will? Judas chose not to receive the gift and others chose to receive, fell away and chose again and again. In the small and the big moments of choice we are to you our free will to take a path, a path that leads us towards or away from Jesus. A life of continual choice and free will.

Thank you for speaking to me Jesus

How do I respond to what Jesus is saying personally to me today?

I keep going on this round about of choice and falling, getting back up and coming and goings. Thank goodness Jesus is patient and forgiving. Sometimes I wonder why I make the choices that stop me from coming closer to Jesus and why it feels so hard to make the right choice. I might not ever work that one out, just like I might not work out many mysteries and that might be OK. What I do need to do is not stop choosing to come back to what He has asked me to do and to be. It is actually harder to resist than to reject his advances. Today I go back to the fasting and prayer as he has asked me, and instead of falling, I will stand tall in this choice.

Prayer:

Lord,
I keep coming back to you as all the other paths and choices do not satisfy me as you do.
Amen

John 17:11-19

Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said:
‘Holy Father,
keep those you have given me true to your name,
so that they may be one like us.
While I was with them,
I kept those you had given me true to your name.
I have watched over them
and not one is lost
except the one who chose to be lost,
and this was to fulfil the scriptures.

But now I am coming to you
and while still in the world I say these things
to share my joy with them to the full.
I passed your word on to them,
and the world hated them,
because they belong to the world
no more than I belong to the world.
I am not asking you to remove them from the world,
but to protect them from the evil one.
They do not belong to the world
any more than I belong to the world.
Consecrate them in the truth;
your word is truth.
As you sent me into the world,
I have sent them into the world,
and for their sake I consecrate myself
so that they too may be consecrated in truth.