You’re My friends, if you do whatever I command you (John 15:14)
I think I met the loneliest person in the world: in need of deliverance, 10 years wandering, friendless, if he/she would only surrender to the One Friend, Jesus. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and go see a psychiatrist, also.
“He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will—” Ephesians 1:5 (NIV)
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2:42
“We took sweet counsel together, and walked to the house of God in the throng.” Psalm 55:14
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Jesus in John 3:16
Jesus Christ the only son of God, Praise You, Lord Jesus for all You’ve done for us, who are Your children, Your friends. “It is finished,” You said. Forever & ever Your work is complete, and You are seated on the throne in Heaven next to the Father. Amen.
We are hurting for You, Lord, when people use Your name in vain and ignore who You are.
“When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said,“It is finished.”Then bowing his head, he gave up his spirit.” John 19:30 (KJV)
“Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.’” Luke 11:1
“[Jesus] Saying, ‘Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” Luke 22:42
“Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:38
“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those whowill believe in Me through their word;21 that they all may be one, asYou, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:20-21
More than the nutrition label, the actual ingredients matter. People may get more out of eating whole foods and less preservatives and salt.
Same with our hearts’ character.
“A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.Therefore by their fruits you will know them.” Jesus says in Matthew 7:18-20 (NKJV)
“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” Jesus in John 7:24.
“But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed those who are gorgeously appareled and live in luxury are in kings’ courts. But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet,
“This is he of whom it is written: ‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way before You.’
“For I say to you, among those born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” Luke 7:25-28