Thursday, December 22, 2011

Prayer Encouragement: "Nothing to Something- Chosen and Royal " by SkyMom, Terrie Chevaillier

Nothing to Something- Chosen and Royal

But you are the ones chosen by God, 
chosen for the high calling of priestly work, 
chosen to be a holy people,
God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, 
to tell others of the night and day difference he made for you-
from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted. 
1 Peter 2: 9-10 (The Message)

In the NIV version, verse nine refers to Christ followers as a 
royal priesthood.  Because our King, the Messiah was born,
we are a part of a royal priesthood.
When you are a part of royalty, you have the finest and lack nothing.
Because of Christmas, we get to partake in this priesthood of royalty.
With that high calling comes a work.
The work is to speak out for Him and share our stories of 
broken to redeemed- from pit to palace.
Because of the King.
To do this, we have the finest to guide us and will lack nothing as we go about
the work because we have His Word and His Holy Spirit to guide and lead us.
We lack nothing.
This Christmas season, as part of us sharing the good (finest) news first  
before the favorite things of gifts, parties, and food
let’s venture to share our pit to palace stories….our beauty for ashes stories,
and our broken to redeemed stories.  Because of Christmas we can do this.
Let’s tell our children because of Christ ______________fill in the blank!
Let’s Pray:
Heavenly Father, Your Word tells us that we are royal priests sent 
to tell others about you and go about Your work here on this earth.
I believe that our first work begins in our homes as we model You
to our children.  We can show them You in how we love them and love 
others especially during this season.
I pray that we would.
I also pray as Your Word teaches us to have courage and tell
them our stories of redemption.
What would Uou have us tell them?
Before Christ I was this……..And after Christ or because of Christ
I am now this………………..!
What is my fill in the blank of bondage or slavery that would minister hope to my 
and allow them to see Christmas in us.  Saved, redeemed 
and set free because of Your birth.
There is a real story inside every one of us that needs to be told.
It speaks of royalty…ransomed to a palace, restored, redeemed,
with complete access to the finest of eternal and lasting things.
Give us courage and boldness to share!  

~Terrie Chevaillier, SkyMom Prayer Encourager

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