*Image from Free Digital PhotosI was praying for some friends the other day, praying hard, kind of begging for them.. then God told me, “I don’t show favoritism”
I started kind of laughing.. I knew that, but still went ahead and asked anyways… but afterwards I understood.
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe~ Deuteronomy 10:17 NKJV
Our God is an amazing God! He loves ALL of us, no matter what! He wants the best for us and sometimes the circumstances are just that… circumstances. We grow because of our trials, we have to be the ones that chose to grow stronger because of them. This is how He teaches us.. disciplines us as children. Instead of pulling away from God, we must chose to grow closer to Him!
How great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. All who have this hope in Him purify themselves, just as He is pure.
~ 1 John 3:1-3 NIV
Then Jesus said, "Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. ~Matthew 11:28 NLT
So my prayer for today is this…
Father I want to thank You for not having favorites, that You love each and everyone of us the same! That in doing this, no one is left getting less from You or more from You. I pray that I will continue to have the strength to fully lay it down, lay it down before You. Please Lord, help me to continue to trust in You so that I can grow stronger and closer to You! Thank You Lord for loving us all so much, none of us deserve such love but You lavish us with it anyways! Thank You Lord for making everything new every morning! For giving us so many chances, and thank You that You never stop loving us!
In Your loving name, Amen!
Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. ~James 4:8 NLTPin It