Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Because You're Special (a note from God)

You are not of the world … I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. ~John 15:19 (ESV)


Out of my love for you, I have chosen you to walk a different path. Putting your trust in my Son means that you do not walk according to the ways of the world. The lightness of your step and your joy in the journey—gifts of my Spirit—cause you to stand out.

Don’t let the opinions of those who doubt me cause you to question your uniqueness or my deep love for you. The enemy of your soul cannot stand the hope that I offer the world through you. He will try to discourage you or cause you to conform to the world’s image, but he will fail.

You, beloved, bear my fragrance. You are my image. Know that I am always with you and will always protect you.

Love, God

Dear God: 

When I’m tempted to conform to the world, remind me that I am Yours.

(The above is an excerpt from a devotional book called: Heaven Calling. I love this devotional book because you really do feel like you can hear God's Voice. In the book, there is a devotional message for each day of the year. It's a lovely way to start the day. I hope this blesses you today.)