I was 'Rescued' by JESUS CHRIST, Who saw fit to reach HIS Mighty hand out for me knowing I would reach back because I had come to my lowest of lows, the bottom of the barrel. I was 'hopeless', and HE grabbed hold of me and HE yanked me out of the cesspools of this world.
I think "called out" just sounds 'odd' to me. I have been called out of class, called outside to play, called out of a meeting, even what we used to call, "called out" when someone wanted to fight as children, but never called out of something I was doing wrong.
JESUS did not reach down into the sewage of the world, grab me by my hair and yank me out unknowingly or unwillingly, HE did so only because HE knew I was ready to go and HE rescued me!!
That is what I see when I picture what HE has done for me. As if HE could just call me out and, as entrapped as I was, I would just put down the drugs, the sex, the alcohol, and go trotting off towards HIM? No, that is not reality.
One cannot be rescued unless they are willing to be. If we are comfortable, accepting and proud of our sin, addiction, stronghold and way we are living, then we cannot be rescued.
Won't you let JESUS rescue you today?!?!?!? What turmoil has hold of you today? Porn? Drugs? Alcohol? Homosexuality? Promiscuity? Confusion? The list can go on and on, but regardless of how long the list is, HE is reaching...... just reach back, grab HIS hand and allow HIM to lift you out of the miry clay.
May GOD bless each of you daily, and according to HIS Mighty and Perfect Will.