We are a chosen people, a royal priesthood. There was a time when people did not approach God, themselves. They went to a priest, the priest acted as a mediator between that person and God. Because of the victory of Jesus on the cross and His resurrection, that has all changed. We can go directly to Him in our quiet place or as we go through our day with people around. Often times we base our self worth on our accomplishments. But our relationship with Christ is so much more important than our jobs, how much money we make, how big we make it in our business or even how much we know, or think we know. WE HAVE BEEN CHOSEN BY GOD as HIS own and we have been chosen to represent Him well to not yet believers. As I have always told my children and the Crosstalk students that I worked with for 11 years … Always remember who you are … you are a child of God, an heir to the throne, you are chosen to be His. We have worth because of what God does, not because of what we do. We have His love and we have received His mercy.
"But 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. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy."
1 Peter 2:9-10