Feb 24 2012

Favorite Child

You are God’s Favorite. 

Have a friend who was praying for years to be able to conceive a child.  When she finally got the good news that she was expecting, she couldn’t wait to tell me. 

What she said to me I found stunning.  She said, “I feel like I’m God’s favorite.” 

She wasn’t angry that it took so long for God to answer her prayer.  She wasn’t upset that conceiving a child wasn’t easy for her, she felt like God’s favorite child. 

She had grown up knowing that believing in Jesus wasn’t about keeping a list of rules, it’s more like falling in love with someone who loves you back unconditionally. 

Today’s Encouraging word reminds me of that.

 “God’s thoughts towards you are countless, they outnumber the grains of sand.”  -Psalm 139:17-18

The hairs on your head are numbered (Luke 12:7)

He is enthralled with your beauty (Psalm 45:11)

He rejoices over you with singing.  (Zephaniah 3:17)

Don’t think for a second you are the sum of your mistakes. 

You are His favorite.

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Feb 23 2012

Tell Your Story

It’s the Super Bowl of award shows and fashion coming up this weekend.  The Oscar’s are on Sunday.  

Maybe you’re getting together to watch it with some friends.  I’ve noticed on years that I have an Oscar Party, it’s more about the conversation that goes on during the show, than the show itself. 

Inevitably the conversation turns from whose dress we like best to the stress we’re dealing with and how we can help each other through it.  Kind of like the movies.  We love the dramas that unfold, and relate to the characters.  So, why not share your own dramas and allow people to relate to you?

One of the actresses that’s up for Best Actress, Viola Davis, from “The Help” put it best when she received an NAACP award recently.  She said,

“Man gives awards, but God gives rewards. If you are breathing, if you are living, you
have a story to tell.”

Some stories make the big screen.  Some stories just get told in your living room with friends.  Both make a difference.  Be real.  Be Honest.  Tell your story. 

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