I Chose You




You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.

— John 15:16, HCSB



Christ says, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect;” and He has the power to make us perfect. But too often we forget this. Too often we forget to look to Christ. He is the Redeemer and Restorer, and those who call upon Him in faith will receive strength to overcome every wrong habit and practice.

We must comply with the conditions laid down in God’s Word. We must grasp in confidence the rich promises of God; then we shall be overcomers. 

God will be to us all that we let Him be. But we must believe that we shall receive of Him the things He has promised. Languid, half-hearted, faithless prayers will bring no returns from heaven. We need to press our petitions to the throne of grace, asking in faith, waiting in faith, receiving in faith, rejoicing in hope; for every one that asketh receiveth.

Be in earnest in this matter. Seek God with all the heart. Men put earnestness and energy into temporal business. They know that if they do not, their efforts will not be crowned with success. With intense earnestness learn the science of seeking for the rich blessings promised in God’s Word. Work with persevering effort, and you will receive light and truth and grace. These blessings are for all who serve God aright.

Those who are indeed friends of Christ will often commune with Him, having implicit faith that He will answer all the prayers offered in His name. 

Christ declares, “Every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth.” This is a law of the divine government, a law sure and unfailing, establishing a connection between human and divine agencies. O, what a world of promises we have in the Word of God! To all who seek Him at the footstool of mercy Christ gives power to witness for Him. He has placed Himself under obligation never to disappoint a true seeker for the Holy Spirit’s guidance.

— Signs of the Times, September 5, 1900 



Look to Christ, your Redeemer and Restorer. Call on Him in faith and receive strength to overcome every wrong habit.

Grasp with confidence the rich promises of God and be an overcomer.

Believe that you will receive from God the things He has promised. 

Press your petitions to the throne of grace. Ask in faith, wait in faith, receive in faith, rejoice in hope and receive. 





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