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The Upper Room Devotional 17th May 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 17th May 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 17th May 2022

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 17 May 2022Chosen People By Rhae Ann Ongstad (Florida, USA)

TOPIC: Chosen People

Rhae Ann Ongstad (Florida, USA)

TODAY’S READING

1 John 3:1-3

KEY VERSE: You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. – 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

MESSAGE

My three-year-old son, Henrik, was clearly upset as he walked toward me in the church hallway. When I asked him what was wrong, he replied, “Someone called me a sweetie pie, but I’m not a pie! I’m Henrik!” I tried to hide the smile on my face so that he wouldn’t think I was laughing at him, then I did my best to explain to him what a “term of endearment” was.

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Henrik loved his name and didn’t want anyone to call him anything but that. I walked away thinking about how often we forget what our “names” are. As we go throughout our day, words get tacked onto us — unloved, dumb, not enough, not attractive, weak, loser. Such labels can cause us to forget who God says we are.

God says we are chosen, loved, pure, free, worthy, strong, victorious, purposed, valuable. Those are just a few of the words our heavenly Father speaks over us. First Peter 2:9 says, “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession.” Like Henrik did, remember who you are in Christ and boldly declare and live in that identity today!

The Upper Room Devotional 17th May 2022

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Today I will walk confidently because of who I am in Christ.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Heavenly Father, help us to ignore the hurtful names others may call us. Teach us to declare your truths, believing what your word says about who we are in Christ. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS

To embrace my identity in Christ

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The Upper Room Devotional 17th May 2022

ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? IF NO. ACCEPT JESUS NOW

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SAY THIS 1 MINUTE PRAYER

LORD JESUS, I BELIEVE YOU DIED FOR MY SINS, FORGIVE ME OF ALL MY INIQUITIES. I ACCEPT YOU AS MY LORD AND SAVIOUR FROM TODAY AND FOREVERMORE. COME AND BE THE LORD OF MY LIFE AND I AM WILLING TO OBEY YOUR COMMAND AND LIVE ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL AS YOU HELP ME, THANK YOU FOR ACCEPTING ME INTO YOUR FOLD. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM, VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO THEE, EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN, HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD

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