“You’re so close to the Lord, and I could really use some prayers”
“I know you have it in good with God, and I could really use some prayers”
These are just a couple of the messages I get when others are in need of prayer.
I’m humbled and honored to pray for them, that I’m trusted and thought of when they’re in need.
But I’ve got to be honest this idea that I am some how heard more than they are worries me.
The idea that we believe God has favorites, is heart wrenching. In His eyes He sees perfection in all His children. None more than another.
So this morning I asked Him to give me understanding so I can share the Truth with others. And as always He answered.
“You believe me and believe what you hear”
See it’s not that some are closer to God than others, it’s just that some of us trust and believe HIM more. We know His voice therefore are able to discern when He is talking versus our flesh or the enemy.
Our closeness doesn’t come from favoritism it comes from deep trust. One of my most valued life verses is Luke 1:45 “Blessed is she who believes in the promises that the Lord has spoken to her” (paraphrase)
I thought of my children to help explain this truth more.
Kayla trusts in my word. She trusts in my rules and knows that I make them out of love and protection for her. So she doesn’t question me but obeys. I never doubt that she will always make decisions based on what she has been told and what she knows I expect of her. She is easier to speak to because of her Faith in me.
Tristan listens but also needs to be told repeatedly what I expect. He is a little less believing in my rules so is excited to be an adult to test his boundaries. (He is a lot like me at his age 🤷♀️) Although, he is obedient, he doesn’t know my voice (rules) as closely as Kayla does and has to be told and watched more closely. He is harder to speak to because of his questions and this requires me to find different ways to assure him of my love and protection.
I love neither of them more than the other, one is just easier to speak to because one believes me and my word more than the other.
I don’t have a closer seat to our Father than others. I just believe Him and His word more.
I know His voice and I trust when He speaks to me.
I challenge you to listen to what I’ve written. Understand that the SAME POWER that was given to JESUS CHRIST is given to US. God of the Universe desires to empower YOU from WITHIN. Jesus said we will do GREATER things than HIM. It’s time you begin to study who God says YOU ARE and what He has ALREADY GIVEN TO US.
This is how you gain freedom within your mind. This is how you gain trust in who you are.
This is how your life truly changes.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.
John 10:27-28 NASB