Many Are Called But FEW Are Chosen: The Power of Being APPOINTED

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Scripture: John 15 11- 17 (NIV)

Focus: The Appointment

Quote:
“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” Shannon L. Alder

Message:

Many are called but few are chosen. That is a phrase that we are all familiar with yet ignore within the world of Christianity. Christianity preaches that all Christians should work towards being like Christ Jesus. Under that notion we are all supposed to give without thinking, teach without judgement and be a monumental example of what true servitude and brother/sisterhood is. Yet, there is another element of being a Christian that is brought to the forefront and encompasses everything there is to know about being Christ-like within the 15th Chapter of the book of John. The struggle of loving people without limitations is the most Godly thing a human can do. It is one of the most beautiful characteristic we can embrace that truly fortifies the almighty whose likeness we are made in. That is why we are “CHOSEN” to love since God is LOVE!

It is not easy to love others, you need a touch of godliness to do so. Love actually requires a certain level of selflessness to be successful. To love you must be passionate about the well-being of others and be willing to do all that you can for them out of love. In verse 16 of John Chapter 15 , Jesus states that “you did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit-fruit that will last-and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.” Jesus let us know within the text that we are chosen to love. We are already equipped to love and we can just follow his example. In the midst of loving people if we need assistance we can simply call on the almighty Father. All we have to do is bear fruit. Bearing fruit may sound like a daunting task but it basically means to sow seeds within others in such a powerful way that they go on to do the same thing and the act of love is reciprocated beyond measure.

It is not easy to love. In order to activate a Christ-like Love within yourself you need to know WHO you are, WHOSE you are and WHERE you are. Once you’ve truly embraced the idea that you are an appointed saint with a mission by Christ and the Almighty Father to love, encourage, empower, equip and expose others to the goodness of God then you will know WHERE you are at all times within your calling.

Assignment:

Ask yourself what you love most about yourself. Describe what those key things mean for the people you hope to touch within your philanthropic work. Outline how your core attributes may be fundamental to the growth and development of others. Lastly, describe your definition of love, philanthropy and how those encompass the vision God has given you for your social outreach.

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51 Comments

  1. brandon

    April 14, 2015 at 3:01 am

    this right here! You’re on to something . I can NOT wait for the book!

  2. Candace

    April 14, 2015 at 3:02 am

    Wonderfully written babe!

  3. James Heart

    April 14, 2015 at 3:03 am

    This was right on time. I support your Manifest Your Destiny Movement!

  4. Sandra Perkins

    April 14, 2015 at 3:04 am

    jes I read it its gud

  5. Boomer Scout

    April 14, 2015 at 3:05 am

    Honey, I think you’ve found your calling! Keep this up and Gods going to take you to great heights indeed. I’m proud of you!

  6. Belle Andrews

    April 14, 2015 at 3:07 am

    i need to get you to do a study at my church girl welcome back gods really gonna use you

  7. Caprice Jackson

    April 14, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Many Are Called But Few Are CHOSEN. We are CHOSEN yes Lord knows I needed this word on today! You better let God use you woman!

  8. Anthony House

    April 14, 2015 at 3:09 am

    ummmm I forgot how great of a writer you are. Keep it up. I might have to go buy a bible now.

  9. Marque

    April 14, 2015 at 3:10 am

    when did you start back going to church and WHERE cuz clearly !

  10. Jessica LaShawn

    April 14, 2015 at 3:22 am

    Thanks

  11. Jordan

    April 14, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Get it I’m feeling this

  12. Janet The Queen

    April 14, 2015 at 4:01 am

    This is awesome JL

  13. Michael B

    April 14, 2015 at 4:01 am

    I read it

  14. Ricey Magnus

    April 14, 2015 at 4:02 am

    Say that woman

  15. Jesus Was A Prophet

    April 14, 2015 at 4:06 am

    I’m only typing something because you threatened me which isn’t very Christianly of you and at some point you should remember I’m Muslim but I read this its good Jesus was a Prophet but it’s cool

    Keep the faith

    -tY-

  16. Terrence

    April 14, 2015 at 4:06 am

    Somebody done found religion I see

  17. Melissa Gouins

    April 14, 2015 at 4:07 am

    Round of applause now keep blogging

  18. Tia

    April 14, 2015 at 4:07 am

    Whew

  19. Malcom Turner

    April 14, 2015 at 4:09 am

    So how do I turn in my assignment and will I earn a certificate if I get a good grade

    • Jessica LaShawn

      April 14, 2015 at 5:08 am

      good idea. I should add a teaching platform. Ill do that when I release the book

  20. Des

    April 14, 2015 at 4:09 am

    I’m being supportive of you and this series

  21. Alex

    April 14, 2015 at 4:10 am

    You do know this has nothing to do with anything else on your blog. This shows up right above my father is gay. You need more structure to this and you know better

  22. IIno

    April 14, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Hey alright Amen may you get all the desires of your heart

  23. BayBay

    April 14, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Ok I see you’ve been busy reading the word

  24. Inquiring Minds

    April 14, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Is this a Holy blog now ?

  25. April

    April 14, 2015 at 4:13 am

    Jessica !

  26. Quincy

    April 14, 2015 at 4:14 am

    Why’d you stop posting the videos with the blog?

  27. Jessica LaShawn

    April 14, 2015 at 5:06 am

    I don’t have the proper equipment but soon Ill return to it

  28. thecubiclechick

    April 16, 2015 at 3:31 am

    OMG, this is right on time, as I have been working with a co-author of our book who is touching on some of these same things. I am so glad that we crossed paths. I am going to be stalking your blog from now on 🙂

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