My Favorite

25 06 2010

I will let you in on a family secret. Each one of my children believes that they are my favorite. This isn’t a case of wishful thinking. I regularly tell each one of them, “You are my favorite!” And it’s true. Each one of them is my favorite. They are unique, special, amazing, wonderful kids. They each pull my heart in a different direction. God uses each of them to teach me more about His heart, to show me His wonder, and to get me to open my eyes to His movement.

The dictionary defines a favorite as “a person or thing regarded with special favor.” Being my favorite doesn’t mean that one is more special than another or that I prefer one over another. It means I regard them with special favor. They have their own space in my heart. I cherish them, value them, and hold the relationship we share as an important priority in my life. They are the apples of my eye.

You are God’s favorite. You are the only you that has ever existed or will ever exist. He made you for His pleasure and His glory. He created your unique combination of talents, personality traits, and quirks because He knew that you could shine for Jesus in a profound way to those around you. You hold a special place in His heart. He cherishes you and deeply longs for you to rest in His love. He regards you with such special favor that He sent His only Son to a cross so that you could love Him without barriers.

My Jesus Resolution today is to live as God’s favorite. He delights in those He loves. He pursues those made in His image with purpose and power. The world may tell me today that I am a nobody – unimportant, irrelevant, and insignificant. God tells me otherwise. I am loved, cherished, wanted, and valued. I’m God’s favorite. So are you.


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