I just read this article – http://espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2015/story/_/page/playoffs15_StarkGame5/kansas-city-royals-crowned-kings-improbability-mlb
To save you time from having to read it all…. let me sum it up for you.. the writer repeatedly quotes unbelievable statistics concerning the Royals win in the world series. But what I found unique was…. he basically ends each statement with…. OF COURSE HE’s A ROYAL…. OF COURSE HE’s A ROYAL….OF COURSE THEY’RE THE ROYAL’s
As if each and every event that led to their win could not be accomplished by anyone else but a ROYAL and simply because they are the ROYALS it was possible. Because they are the ROYALS they are overcomes and when everyone else would of given up. They were just getting started!
This got me thinking…… of 1 Peter 2. Where the bible talks about be a Royal…… A Royal Priesthood that is… in verse 9 it says “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. 10 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.”
Then, in the passage up in verses 1-5 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house[a] to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
See verse, 9 and 10 tell us who we are, but 1-5 tells us how to get there. Just as the Royals had a never give up attitude in the game, even when they were down and out and most had already turned off their TV’s and went to bed in the 8th inning, because no one comes back like that.
We in the same way we need to be the comeback kids the ROYAL PRIESTHOOD… THE HOLY NATION!! We need to remember, we are chosen by God. We may have been rejected by men but as we follow what verses 1-5 says, God is on our side and we are considered precious to Him.
So whatever your going through…. Remember the creator of the universe loves you and considers you His precious gift. So follow Him, stand close to Him and follow the directions He has given you and there is nothing you can’t do…. OF COURSE….YOU’RE A ROYAL.