For as you know him better, he will give you, through his great power, everything you need for living a truly good life:he even shares his own glory and his own goodness with us! 2 Peter 1:3 (TLB)
We cannot have a better friend than Jesus.
He is with us through good and bad, thick and thin, hope and despair. We can always turn to Him when we need His help to guide us, to understand, and to remind us of the greater purpose He has for us.
When we, as believers, go deeper and commit to focusing on a closer relationship with God, one of the greatest consequences is the ever-increasing clarity about several key elements of our lives.
• PURPOSE – Our reason for being created.
• LOVE – Our mission in all relationships.
• COMMUNITY – Our compassion for all people.
• DEVOTION – Our never-ending commitment to Jesus.
There will be many positive results when we allow God His rightful place in our lives. Can you name others?
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the one who takes refuge in him! Psalm 34:8 (ESV)
Embrace all that Jesus offers and discover the great friend we have in the Holy Spirit the gift Jesus left us when He ascended into heaven. The lovelight that emanates from the Lord will overflow into our relationships with family, friends, and the community bringing sustainable hope to the lost and healing to the hurt. We can all be part of Gods plan for salvation to save people from the path that leads to destruction.
Thank you, Jesus, that You are in our lives and willing to give us Your perfect guidance and direction. How incredible that You, the Creator of all things, want to have a personal relationship with each of us. We lift our hands to You and praise You for Your goodness. We are inspired by Your words in the Bible. How great Thou art! Yes. Amen!
Plan of Action: call a family member or friend this week whom you have not spoken to lately believer or non-believer. Check in with them and say hello. No agenda. Just do it to reach out and make contact. God will be there with you if there is a need to pray for them or to simply listen and enjoy finding out how they are doing.