God’s favorite

I feel like I’m God’s favorite.


(You might be thinking)

That’s pretty presumptuous of you”

But let me explain.


I heard someone explain

(after their Mother died)

that they always felt like their Mom’s favorite.

After all the children gathered,

they all expressed the same feeling,

and became aware,

that their Mother had a gift for giving love

in such a powerfully personal intimate manner,

that each child felt like they had been the closest

to their Mother’s heart.


I heard this story early in my Motherhood

and kept it as my ambition,

to always love each child

(as if they were the only one

as if they were my favorite).


God has that gift.

His love for me,

the way He speaks to me,

the way He comes to me,

the way He reveals Himself to me,

the way He protects me and keeps me close,

all make me feel highly favored by Him,

makes me feel like I’m His favorite.

I am totally aware that He gives this invitation

(for passionately personal intimacy) to all His children.

I’m not just aware of it,

I believe it’s imperative as His child that I enjoy this benefit

in such a way, that I invite others to come in to the same unity with God.

I also believe (not only am I an invite-er or a minster of reconciliation)

but I believe it’s God’s passionate desire that all of His children

would come deeper,

would look higher,

would surrender more

into the heart of God.

Into their relationship

with God,

so they would know they are God’s favorite

as well.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock,

if anyone hears my voice

and invites me in,

I will enter and sup with him

and he with me.

We don’t just get to have supper with Him.

He also says:

take my yoke upon you and learn from me.

He wants us to work right beside Him

and listen to Him

and learn His ways.

He said His blood was like wine

and His body like bread

because He wanted 

the seal of our cleansing

and union with God to be part of us,

to bring us joy

and give us strength

in our life.

The prayer He prayed for us

expressed His longing for 

such intimate relationship with us

that we would literally be ONE with

Him and with the Father,

even in the same manner Christ is

one with the Father.

You can’t get more favored

more intimate in a relationship

than that.

Turn your face to the Father

Turn your face to Jesus

Turn your face to the Holy Spirit

and surrender your all,

your everything,

and receive the union with God that He desires,

be God’s favorite.