You Are God’s Favorite!

February 18, 2020
Can I tell you a secret? God has favorites … and you are His favorite! You’re the one He loves.
I’ve heard it said that God has no favorites. I think that’s wrong. God has all favorites. He doesn’t have to pick and choose between us, because He has unlimited love. He doesn’t just show love, He doesn’t just express love – He is love. Love is not just what He does; it’s who He is.
I heard about a family that had five kids. The mom had all their names and numbers stored in her cell phone. But the youngest – the baby in the family, her name was April – Mom didn’t have her listed under her name, she had her listed under “Favorite.” So instead of “April,” it says “Favorite.” One time one of the big brothers borrowed his mom’s phone and he saw that and said, “Now, that’s just not right!”
I can imagine that if God had a cell phone, you would be stored under “Favorite.” It wouldn’t be Joe Smith, it would be Favorite Smith. It would be Favorite Bob, Favorite Kathy, Favorite Rebecca. We’re all His favorite!
My wife likes to say, “God is so good to me, I think He has a crush on me!” He has a crush on you, too! “Well, not me, Jeff. You don’t know the mistakes I’ve made. You don’t know the past I’ve lived. When I clean myself up, I know God will love me a lot more.”
Nothing you can do will make God love you more. You might as well believe that you are His favorite right now. He may not be pleased with all your behavior, but that doesn’t change His love for you. You may have made mistakes, you may have shortcomings, but He’s still proud of you. He still says you’re amazing. He still calls you His masterpiece. And knowing that you’re loved like that will give you the strength to do better next time.

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