Sunday, April 10, 2016

But I'm His Favorite...

My husband loves to wear this says, JESUS LOVES YOU BUT I'M HIS FAVORITE!

When he chose to wear it to an outreach event for church, I inwardly groaned, "You have got to be kidding me!"

This man of mine!

But you know, the more I get thinking about it, I think we all wish we had a shirt like this to wear.

Because here's the deal - many us of aren't someone's favorite.
Many of us don't even know what it means to feel loved, much less, loved by Jesus.
Many of us want, desperately, to be someone's favorite.
And to be Jesus' favorite - well, it doesn't get any better than that!

Colossians 3:14 tells us - And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

[The definition of unity - the state of being united or joined as a whole, the number one]

LOVE binds us ALL together in perfect UNITY!!!

I think before some people are able to accept and understand that Jesus loves them, they need to see us showing love.  Mark 12:30-31 reminds us, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” 

Loving your neighbor as yourself SHOULD be easy, right?  Because, for the majority of us, loving ourselves, taking care of ourselves, comes easy.

So where to start?  It's simple:

A smile.
Eye contact.
A hug.
Holding a door open.
Simply starting a conversation.
Making dinner for a friends family.
Paying it forward in a drive thru.
A note of encouragement.
A phone call.
The list continues...

When people start seeing us love like Jesus does...and this is a quick reminder that Jesus loves ALL people...I think they will start to understand just how much Jesus loves them.  It will start to unite us, bring us together as ONE!

And when you feel loved by Jesus, you're going to feel like you're his favorite!

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