You are mine
Isaiah 43:1 - But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
We should never think that because we did any thing or because we have been a good person that God has selected us to be close to Him. It is not because of our doing but his grace that He has selected us in his plan. While we were in sin, far away from Him still He selects us.
Even our repentance requires the grace of the Lord to point to us the matter; it is another thing that we can reject the grace by hardening our hearts and refusing to hear.
Our good / righteous doings will only help in keeping us in the plan. Even in our righteous doings we can not take the full credit. Like I pointed out in my previous mail on the word 'shall' it is the Lord who helps us in it. So if it is the Lord who is involved in the most part of our righteousness, we need to give the credit to Him. We are only a small party of all the good that is done in us and through us.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, even before I came to know You, You knew me. You knew me by my name and have written my name on the palms of your Hands. It s your Hands that helps me and guides me. Lord, keep your Hand always over me, working in me and through me. I ask this in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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