Dailies August 2019

Dailies In His Word
August 2, 2019
“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.  You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. John 15:11-14

What do you do for your friends that might show them that you love them? Do you go out of your way for them? Jesus of course gave up His life for us, but I think when we give up something to spend time with a friend or loved one it can have a similar meaning.
Contrary to popular belief being a friend is a two way street, you do not chose a friend for what they can do for you but what you can do for them as well. Most long lasting friendships are those who give and take from one another.
Look at David and Jonathon for example. David stood up for his friend and Jonathon protected his friend from his father.
They even devised a plan to make a way of escape from trouble. Later in their story David honored Jonathon’s descendant by keeping him alive. But that is another story.
Today take some time to think about how you can be a better friend to those around you wither your friend is a family member or not. Give them a thank you in some way today!
Heavenly Father, thank you for my friends that You have given me, bless them today in some way in Jesus’ name amen.

Teresa M Wilson