Feb 17 2012

The Favorite Child

You are God’s Favorite.

i 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 K-LOVE Encouraging Word reminds me of that.

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

You are not the sum of your mistakes. You are His favorite.  

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)

 

 

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Feb 16 2012

Linsanity

Maybe you've been on the bench...maybe you've been overlooked too.  

If so, you’ll find hope and encouragement in the story of a guy that went from benchwarmer to superstar this week. His name is Jeremy Lin.  He never gave up his dream even though he was overlooked and underestimated. He’s a basketball player that you probably never heard about it until this week when he went from Benchwarmer to Superstar.  A guy on his team, The New York Knicks got injured, so he was finally put in the game and he is showing everyone what no one knew he is capable of.   He’s helping his team finally win.

More people that didn’t give up and have finally succeeded:

-Dr. Seuss was turned down 59 times before he was published.

-Jennifer Hudson didn't make the top 5 in American Idol

-Tom Brady was passed over in the draft by every NFL team 5 times.

-David the runt of the family, was chosen to be king

Just goes to show if you feel overlooked, underestimated, turned down, don’t give up.   Believe in your dreams even if no one else does.  Maybe we can add you to our list of People that didn’t give up someday! Tell me about a time when refused to give up…

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