"For you are a holy people, who belong to the LORD your God. Of all the people on earth, the LORD your God has chosen you to be his own special treasure. The LORD did not choose you and lavish his love on you because you were larger or greater than other nations, for you were the smallest of all nations! It was simply because the LORD loves you..." (Deuteronomy 7:6-8a, nlt)He loves me; I am his special treasure. He loves me not because I am important or great - I am the "least of these." When we slip and fall, we don't need to wait until next January to have a fresh start with him; he promises to complete the good work he began in us regardless of how many fights we pick with him.
Each night, after the day is complete and the battles are won (or lost), as I replay the day in my mental movie theater, I will rejoice in my special treasures and remember that I am HIS special treasure.
PRAY: Dear Lord, it makes no sense that you would love me enough to sacrifice your own perfect son for an eternity with me. I thank you for blessing me with my own special treasures so that I may just begin to understand the kind of love you have for me. May I grow each day in your likeness so that my children can see YOUR love each day through me. Amen.