The devotional book entitled 'Blessed by God' shares the following true story of a man named Bill who was kneeling in prayer in the front room of his house at 6:30 in the morning. He had just confessed his sins and was asking God for a blessing that day, needing to feel loved by Him.
His little boy, Timothy, who was just 22 months old, had just gotten up, and Bill noticed out of the corner of his eye that Timothy had sneaked quietly into the front room. He was always quiet in the morning when his dad was praying because his mom asked him to be, but that day, he ambled straight over to Bill, put a hand on his clasped hands, and said, "Hi special one. Hi, special one. Hi, special one."
Never once had he called his dad that before. Six times he called Bill "special one." He said it enough for Bill to actually get it - that God was speaking to him and giving him a blessing, through his own little son."
Did you know that you too are God's special one?
It seems hard to believe, but it's true! Through faith in what Jesus (God's special Son) has done for us, we get to enter into the same "special" category as Him.
Listen to what 1 Peter 2:9 states: "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."
Do you feel unimportant, discouraged or weary today? Then just lean back, close your eyes and hear God whisper to you:
"Hi, special one."
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