God doesn't call the perfect. He perfects The Called.
April 19, 2016
You ARE NOT a finished product. In case you need it today, this is just a little reminder that God The Father is still working with you, as you become more and more like His dear Son (Phil. 3:7-10). The Lord Jesus didn't choose the cultural elite to follow Him. He chose those that the Rabbi's rejected; those that fell short academically and didn't qualify for the next level of Hebraic education. These blue collar citizens were the fishermen, the shepherds, the ones that we would probably deem vocationally less fortunate in today's world.
And yet, this is exactly who The Lord Jesus chose, to change the world. The Scriptures declare that God uses "the foolish things of this world, to confound the wise" (1 Cor. 1:27). Though Father could use the elements of our humanity that speak to the grandeur of His size and power, He chooses the finite, the under-stated, the imperfections of our humanity to reveal the magnitude of His ability—through humility. Friend, I believe that we can learn from this today.
Why not take the day, to truly consider the efforts that you invest towards trying to be "perfect"; as if your efforts qualify you to be used of God. Think of how much you try to "get yourself together", before doing most things. And, though I can appreciate being prepared and putting your best foot forward, it should never be done at the expense of setting aside The Lord's grace. Regardless of how much we strive to cover our bases, still, life has a way of perfectly embellishing our imperfect humanity. The "Good News" is, God doesn't call the perfect, He perfects The Called. Today, He's calling you: faults, flaws, habits, mistakes, messes and all, to be His Vessel of Light in the Earth—to show forth His Nature, through The Power given to His Son's Name. For through The Name of Jesus Christ, we CAN do all things (Phil. 4:13). He promised to "perfect that which concerns us" (Psalms 138:8).