On the Team

December 14, 2022 by  
Filed under Daily Devotions

By Cheri Cowell –

Try as hard as I might, I simply have two left feet when it comes to anything sports- related. I can’t even throw a frisbee without looking like a platypus. It is pitiful. So you can imagine how I dreaded the elementary school practice of choosing among classmates for a team. When gathered for this hated drill, I’d stand behind the tallest person I could find so when I was chosen last it would look like it was because I wasn’t seen and not because I wasn’t wanted. But I knew. I was only chosen because someone had to take me. It was embarrassing. It hurt.

Millions of little boys and girls, now adults, still carry this childhood wound. They need to know, as I learned, that there is Someone who chose them. He actually chose them before the beginning of the world. As I walked about the mall the other day this verse ran through my mind and I began to look at each person who I encountered as someone who was chosen by God. I wondered what a difference it would make in each life if they knew this truth. The more I pondered this the more my heart began to ache for a chance to share this truth with just one of them. My prayer became a plea for the opportunity to tell someone they were chosen for the team.

“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—” (Ephesians 1:4-5 NIV).

PRAYER: Dear God, help me see each person I meet today as someone chosen for Your team. Open a door for me to share that truth with just one person who needs to know they are on The Team.

About Cheri Cowell

Cheri Cowell is the author of the new Bible study, Parables and Word Pictures of the New Testament: Following God series http://www.CheriCowell.com
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