Thursday, January 13, 2011

Choose friends wisely

Hi ..
JESUS is THE BEST FRIEND I CAN EVER HAVE. And I learnt the beauty of friendship from HIS life!!
Let's choose friends wisely.
Someone said...
Find friends in the Kingdom who will help build up our faith, pray for us & pray with us. Who'll be good sounding boards & also encourage us in the Lord & His Word & help us draw closer to God.
The Bible says.....
Exodus 33:11 The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.

Communication is so..important in friendship...It's when you communicate we get to know the other person better!!
Prov 17: 17 A friend loves at all times,

A true friend will love you in spite of your falls, mistakes. 

Luke:5: 20When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven."
True friends in Christ, will easily forgive you when you hurt them, pick you up when you fall, not accuse or judge you, for they remember that Jesus Christ had loved them when they were sinners & picked them up from right were they were & looked with compassion & love.
 They remember Jesus had not looked at their sin & accuse them, not did He shake their finger at them, but looked beyond their sin at their repentant heart & forgave them.
 John 3 :29 The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.

A friend is a good listener & rejoices to hear his friends voice. We need to be good listeners & happy to hear them talk.
John  15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command. 15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

A friend knows his/ her friend very well and teaches & edifies the other & is willing to help, encourage. They'll stand by you no matter what.
But if a friend leaves you when you walk through trial, fails to pick you up when you fall, doesn't listen when you talk, pretend not to notice you when you pass by, ignore when you reach out, THEY ARE NOT FRIENDS AT ALL!!!
SO CHOOSE FRIENDS WISELY.
True friends can & will always be a Blessing in your life.
Thanks God for your friends today, especially those in the kingdom who have blessed you in so many ways.


God Bless you,
Julia