Who Is Your Favourite?

My husband will just chuckle and say he knows they have one

Joel 2:28-32

Reference: “Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.” ‭‭Joel‬ ‭2:29‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: My controversial husband likes to ask parents this terrible question: “Which child is your favourite?!”

Of course, most parents will be quick to defend their position and state categorically they don’t have a favourite child. But my husband will just chuckle and say he knows they have one.

He’ll then start guessing, listing off their children like he knows they have favourites. Most parents are incredibly uncomfortable even entertaining the idea that they would rather one child over the other.

Application: Thankfully, like most of the good parents we know, God does not have favourites either. If my husband was to push God on the matter, He also wouldn’t be able to answer.

When God spoke to His people through Joel, He explained that in time His spirit would be poured out on all people, even those society didn’t respect.

God’s opinion of us is not determined by how the world views us. He loves us and cherishes us by how He made us to be.

Don’t feel like others are better than you or are loved more than you. God sees your potential and desires the best for you.

Prayer: Lord, You have created us all uniquely, and for good reason. May we live up to the value You see in us, not the value the world places on us. Amen.

What is your worth in God?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.