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By Pastor Calvary Callender

My little girl, Morgan, turned 7 this December and just finished her fourth season of soccer. I still remember her first year to play soccer. After my wife signed her up that summer she came and told me that it was done and, "Oh by the way, they asked if you would coach and I said you would." What in the world was she thinking? Doesn't she know how busy I am and didn't really have any extra time?

Fast forward to her first game (Morgan was the star of the game, by the way) and there I was, on the field with a bunch of three year old's screaming, "No, take the ball that way...kick it into the goal!" Half way through the game, as I ran around with my little girl and all her friends, I realized how precious Morgan was to me. I will forever be able to claim that not only was I there to watch Morgan's first soccer game, I was also her coach. The memories I am making today will always be with me. The time that I spend with Morgan, her brother and sister, and my wife will forever be engrained in my mind. Children need their families and we need them. Just think, if I had let my busy-ness take over, I might have missed this time with my little girl.

This reminds me of a scripture in I Peter 2 - "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." When we choose God, he chooses us. We can be God's chosen people! isn't that amazing? I wonder if God ever feels about us like I did with Morgan. So excited to see us living life and wanting to spend as much of it with us as he can...but we don't let him. We are careful to protect other areas of our life against the busy-ness, but we don't protect or nurture a relationship with God.

Today I want to remind you that we can be God's chosen people, a royal priesthood...God's special possession. In the hustle and bustle of our lives, let's spend some time with God and allow him to be involved in our lives.

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