I was thinking last night how with the simple call of his name the Indianapolis Colts turned Andrew Luck from a ‘starving’ college student into a multimillionaire. ( If you didn’t know the NFL draft started yesterday, and the Colt choose Mr Luck as their first pick).
And so just like that huge contracts, large guarantees and lavish gifts have been placed on his head. And huge expectations that he returns the favor by producing wins on Sundays, and restores glory to the Colts name.
Wouldn’t that be nice? Called out?
Turns out, if you are a believer, this has indeed already happened to you.
11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
Yep, you are a spiritual First rounder draft pick. You have a huge contract, with an incredible reward. And your side of the contract – praise his glory!