August 10, 2017
Father as I change and allow you to change me, I see some of my friends and family members falling away from me. Sometimes this reality makes me sad, angry and somewhat bitter. There are times I think about going back to my old ways but then I realize, that would put my friendship with you in jeopardy.
You are my friend that sticks closer to me than a sibling. You are my only friend who laid down his life for me. The very least I can do is obey you in response for all you’ve done for me. You are my friend because of your great love for me, not because of anything I’ve ever done or anything I can do for you.
You care about our friendship because you created me in your image. Your friendship is important to me because life can be hard and cruel. I need someone to whom I can turn and in whom I can put my trust.
Thank you, Lord for your friendship, your love, your compassion, your grace and your mercy to me. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.
Genesis 1:26 – 27 John 15:13 – 14
Psalm 20:7 James 4:4
Isaiah 41:8 – 10
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