(Thank you to writer and speaker Judith Robl for responding to my call-out for guest bloggers. With all the recent writing conferences, I thought her devotion is perfect for today. Thank you, Judith!)
I’m His Favorite, by Judith Robl
Focus verses: Genesis 37:3-11
Joseph is a boy â€“ a teenager really. Canâ€™t you just imagine his youthful cockiness as he tells his dreams to his brothers?
And the fact that he is his fatherâ€™s favorite just adds fuel to the fire.
At a writersâ€™ conference several years ago, I sat at the supper table with a young woman whoâ€™d had a great day. She concluded her recitation of Godâ€™s blessings to her with â€śIâ€™m His favorite.â€ť As we all took turns sharing our triumph for the day, sheâ€™d interject to each â€śhow wonderful! Youâ€™re Godâ€™s favorite.â€ť It became a running by-word for the remainder of the conference. And it was a reminder to us that God cared about each of us in every detail.
In fact, weâ€™re each Godâ€™s favorite. He loves us each as if we were His only child. But this does not give us reason to be cocky and self-assured.
Rather it should make us more sensitive to the feelings of others, more ready to encourage and support their efforts to know God better.
We can best reflect His love by speaking gently and humbly, by loving unconditionally, and by admonishing softly with Godâ€™s truth.
Wrap us in the security of Your love. Help us reflect it to all we meet who are starving for knowledge of You.
In Jesus most precious name,
Bio: Judith Robl is the author of As Grandma Says (Harvest House) and founder of Reflected Light Ministries and speaks to womenâ€™s groups about prayer, forgiveness, and drawing closer to God. Trained as a secondary level English teacher, Judith has a heart for mentoring. She and her husband, Martin, have been married almost 50 years and enjoy time with their grandchildren and one great-grandchild.