Our son and grandson visited for a few days last month. We were thrilled to see the progress our little miracle man is making, and marveled at how God has taken a 1 lb. 9 oz. preemie and grown him into a four year old mischief maker. GLORY!

One of our favorite things from the visit was learning what JJ calls his daddy. He has names for all of the special people in his life. Momma, Nana, Granddaddy, Gram, and Rev, but when it comes to his daddy . . . he simply calls him, “mine.”


There is nothing more precious or personal than being called “mine.”

We each want to be someone’s “mine.”

However, life doesn’t always go the way we want . . .

  • There may be someone in your life who has decided they don’t love you anymore and they don’t want to call you “mine.”
  • You may be longing for a spouse or a child to call “mine,” but it just hasn’t happened.
  • You called your best friend “mine,” but then she betrayed you.

It’s hard to understand and it hurts.

Although our relationships with other people don’t always work out the way we would like, there is one relationship that is always the same. Before you were born God knew you and called you “mine.” More than 500 times in the Bible God refers to Himself as “your God.”

David said in Psalms 31:14 –

But I trust in you, Lord. I say, “You are my God.”

And like David, we can call God “mine,” because He chose us and called us to be His own.

The Father called you “mine.”

Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1

Jesus called you “mine.”

All who are victorious will be clothed in white. I will never erase their names from the Book of Life, but I will announce before my Father and his angels that they are mine. Revelation 3:5

A number of years ago I chose a verse from Psalms for my “signature verse.” Words I turn to when life was hard and people let me down. I selected:

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26

God’s Word’s translation of the verse before it reads:

As long as I have You, I don’t need anyone else in heaven or on earth.

We cherish and love our other relationships. God gave them to us to bless us and even the tough ones grow us. I pray that you have many people in your life that you think of as “mine.” Just remember that no matter what is going on, what you’ve done, whom you’ve hurt, or who has hurt you God wants you to know the precious and personal relationship you have with Him.

He calls you – “mine!”

He longs for you to feel the same way about Him.

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