Remember the prophecy God gave in Hosea: “To those who were rejected and not my people, I will say to them: ‘You are mine.’ And to those who were unloved I will say: ‘You are my darling.’ ” Romans 9:25 TPT
Be still my soul! What a beautiful and timely word for so many who have felt unloved and overlooked. Those who have felt rejected for whatever reason, hear the Word of the Lord over you today. “You are mine. You are my darling.”
Now you may argue that this Word was for someone else, spoken centuries ago in a very distant land, but can I just remind you of a song we used to sing when I was a child. “Every promise in the book is mine. Every chapter, every verse, every line. And I’m standing on His Word divine. Every promise in the book is mine.”
Every story was written with me in mind. God wanted me to be assured that I could have the same relationship with Him that my father Abraham had. When Adam walked with God, that walk was restored when Jesus rose from the dead so I can walk with God as well. When Moses interacted with God on the mountain, I can have that too. When He said, “You have not because you ask not, ask largely that your joy may be full,” that too was for me.
I am His darling! Here’s what the dictionary says about that word; a person very dear to another, someone dearly loved; a person or thing in great favor; a favorite. I always say to people, I’m his favorite Sandra Kay Gregory. There is only one like me because He uniquely made me for a special purpose. I am His darling!
I learned a long time ago to hold onto the Word, plant it deep in my heart and spend time in God’s presence so He could show me His perspective on it. You may see it differently than I do and that’s ok, you may need to see it differently because of how He created you. Doesn’t mean it’s not true, it may mean you just haven’t needed to hear it like I did.
Regardless of your feelings about it, you need to know that God loves you and you are his favorite. He has such sweet plans for you and He can’t wait to open Himself up so you can see them. Don’t be too busy that you miss the moment. Stay in His presence until you know that what He says about you is true.
Until Next Time,