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Who is your best friend?

Hi! Think about it… Who is your best friend? We so often label people as our “best friends” when they aren’t truly our est friends. I know I do! Then you have the people who what I like to call assign you to be their best friends. You know the kind that claim you are their best friend and you barely even know them. Over the last year or so I’ve truly realized what a true friend is. Many times you wish that you had someone you could talk to and tell them whats going on in your life. Also, everyone wants someone who they can trust enough to share there dark secrets with. This is the wonderful thing about friendship! I truly see it as a blessing from God! Although sometimes things do not work out so well and you either are betrayed, back stabbed, or you were never able to have a close friend. What happens then? Who do you turn to or where do you go? The perfect Sunday school answer comes to your mind… GOD! Is that easy though? I can not say, “NO” loud enough!! It is possible though… What happens when your role model lets you down? The truth is people are not perfect… Although, God is!I love the song that talks about being a friend of God!

Here it is:

Who am I that You are mindful of me
That You hear me when I call
Is it true that You are thinking of me
How You love me it’s amazing
I am a friend of God
I am a friend of God
I am a friend of God
He calls me friend
God Almighty, Lord of Glory
You have called me friend
He calls me friend
He calls me friend…

God wants to be your friend!! How cool is that?! The best part of it all… is that He promises that He will NEVER leave you! I’m not sure about you…. but that just gives me a peace! Hebrews 13:5b says, “I will never leave you nor forsake you (ESV)”. Do you realize how awesome that is!! God is perfect and so therefore He cant lie… So… It has to be true! The coolest part of it all is that Jesus Christ (AKA GOD!) wants to talk to you! He wants to hear your dark little secrets that you are afraid to tell anyone…He wants to be there when you are so excited that you cannot sit down and when you are crying so hard you cant seem to sit up. Also, 1 John 4:8 says “God is love”. That is as simple as it can be. I encourage you… when you are feeling lonely… Talk to God! I wouldn’t necessarily say that God would take friends away so that you have to rely on Him, but I would say that EVERYTHING is for our good and His glory! 🙂

So, on the other side of all that… Are you a true friend? Proverbs 17:17 says, “A friend loves at all times. (ESV)”. All times?! That gets tough sometimes! There are honestly sometimes that people just get under my skin…. but a true friend still loves them! Also, a friend is there during the good and the bad… A friend should be what God is. We are not perfect, but that is definitely the direction we should be going in!

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