Eric Speir

Thrive In Your Faith and Family

Why You Are God’s Favorite

I stopped by the nursery the other day and watched my son play and eat his snack. He didn’t know I was behind the glass watching him.

It’s weird because I was happy just watching him. He wasn’t doing anything for me. He was simply being himself and enjoying the moment.

For some reason it brought me joy. I had this overwhelming sense of love towards him. I love him because he’s mine and for no other reason. There’s nothing he can ever do that’s going to make me love him any more. He doesn’t have to try to make me love him. I already do because he’s my flesh and blood.

As I was watching him I heard the Lord whisper, “I look at you the same way.” I was shocked for a moment and stood there basking in God’s presence.

God looks at us the same way. As his children we’re called the apple of his eye.

Sometimes I think he’s sitting in heaven just watching us enjoy ourselves. It brings him joy because he’s our daddy. I imagine him sitting there with his morning coffee watching us. Occasionally we will do something funny and he’ll elbow one of the angels and say, “Did you see Eric? Just watch him. He’s too funny.”

I know I’m God’s favorite, but so are you.

I always kid my father-in-law that I’m his favorite son-in-law. He doesn’t have to admit it because I do it for him!

I’m obviously kidding, but I think we are God’s favorite.

You don’t have to earn his love. He freely gives it to you, so stop trying.

There’s nothing you can ever do to make him love you any more than he does right now. We know this to be true because the Bible reminds us, “For God so loves __________ (insert your name) that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

We personalize the scriptures when we insert our names into them.

Can I pray for you?

“Heavenly Father, thanks for loving me. Thanks for doing for me what I couldn’t do for myself. I know I’m your favorite. Thanks for reminding me of your love today. Help me to walk in it and to live it. In your name I pray. Amen.”

About Eric

I'm a pastor, writer and serial encourager. I like to help people to grow in their relationship with God. I live outside of Atlanta, GA. I've written a book, Stubborn Faith: 30 Day Devotional Guide For New Growth. It's available for download on Amazon. Feel free to follow me on Twitter at @ericspeir

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4 Replies

  1. Cheri Huff

    I so enjoy reading your blogs. It seems like it is just what I need to hear that day! Thanks for being obedient and writing them!

    1. Eric

      Thanks Cheri. I’m glad to know you’re benefiting from them.

  2. And Amen! Great post Eric! Just like you I’ve learned so much about God’s love and how he sees us just by observing my children. Such comfort in knowing that that we don’t need to do anything to earn his love. What a loving father indeed. Oh, and just so you know, I’m really his favorite son. I’ll put in a good word for you though–LOL! Awesome God! I’m grinning like an idiot writing this comment 🙂
    God bless you!

    1. Eric

      Thanks for putting in a good word for me! I really wrote this post for myself, so I’ve been surprised as to all of the great responses from people.

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