Today is election day, and while Americans bustle around trying to secure our next elected president, I want to remind us that God’s election has already been decided! He has called us the very elect in Christ. In 2 Pet 1:5-10 is says,
“5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. 10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters,[ make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,”
Even after the president is elected into office, the election is not “confirmed” until he is sworn in at the inaugural service. Likewise, our election is not confirmed until we step up to the podium, take a vow to live for Christ and then carry it out.
Don’t forget today and everyday that you have already been counted worthy to be elected – SO LIVE LIKE IT!!!
~Daily Insights from Dr. Intimacy~ © November 6, 2012