From the Kitchen Table
Victorious Living Day 27
love to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be 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, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you so that you will love one another John 15:10-17
Real friends don’t keep secrets from each other. There’s a connection, a comradery, that’s built with time, trust, and truth. That’s how real friendships happen. Friends share values and visions in life. Friends share with each other because they stand with each other. Friends honor each other and they help each other. One of the blessings of believing is friendship with Jesus where He shares His secrets and His sources with us. It’s something He wants to do, and He waits to do for us. He’s a friend, He doesn’t walk away, give up or turn away. Those who believe in Him know that to be true. One of the most valuable tools to a victorious life is friendship, real friendship, that we can rely on. But friendship is a two-way relationship where we abide in Him, allow Him to speak the truth to us and where we assist Him, also, in what He wants to do. One last thing, a real friend will go out of their way to make sure other’s way is good. Jesus did that for us, going out of His way, to a place called Golgotha, to save us and our friendship with Him. Abide in His love today!