Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A FRIEND WHO GIVES
Some of us have the mindset that if others were really and truly our friends they would do more for us. That is so opposite of what God says. A friend is one who does for others, yes. But we shouldn't only be friends with those who do for us. We are to be a friend to all. So that means we should be looking for ways to help and encourage rather than looking for those who help and encourage us. We need to stop getting upset when others don't do what we think they should and instead find ways to help them do what they are trying to do as long as it is in line with God's will.
Romans 5:11 “So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, we are so honored and privileged that You call us friend. Help us not to look to You for what You can do for us but help us to know what we can do for You and for others. Help us to be a friend who gives. Help us to be a friend who listens. Help us to be a friend who desires to keep our relationship strong with You and know what purpose You have for us. Thank You, Lord, for Your friendship and love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
We need to stop getting upset when others don't do what we think they should and instead find ways to help them do what they are trying to do as long as it is in line with God's will.
God can help us to be the friend He wants us to be to Him and to others.
Knowing that God is loving and giving is the number one reason we should be loving and giving to Him and to others.
We have a friend in God and He wants us to be a friend to others who gives and listens rather than one who takes and talks.
God’s love is greater than any other. When we know His love and share it with others, we can be the friend He calls us to be.
We need to stop asking God to do things for us and start asking Him for understanding so we can know what to do for Him.
2 Thessalonians 3:5 “May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ.” (NLT)