Friend

 

My responsibility to you as a friend

is not

to always be the one you need

 

It is to point you

to the One

who can come closer to you like no one else

 

My aim

as a friend

is to point you to Jesus

 

I want you

to really know Him

 

My desire

is that you hear His voice

more and more

 

That you receive godly wisdom

knowledge

and discernment

 

I long for you to know

the love

that God lavishes on you

 

And the hope

that goes beyond this life

 

What I want

even more than to be close to you

is for you to be close to God

 

And that you

know

the glory to which He has called you

 

That is what being a true friend

is all about

 

– Susie Stewart

 

For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people, and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Him to be head over everything for the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way.

– Ephesians 1:15-23 (NIV)

 

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5 Comments

  1. ♥️♥️

    Sent from my iPhone

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    Reply

    1. Love you, Stefanie! How is Prague?

      Reply

      1. Hi!! I talked about you in Homeroom during Devotions today! I also shared your note about “Friends”. I lead devotions 3 times each week. I’m going to keep sharing what you send! It’s perfect!! (My class will love you, too!)
        Prague is great and we are all thriving! God is good!! ❤️

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