Scripture for Today: 1 Samuel 18: 1- 4 (NIV)
Verse for Today: 1Samuel 18-1 NIV After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.
Thought for the Day: And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own, and the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.
— C. Austin Miles
A saying that goes around on social media declares that good friends don't have to talk or see one another to remain best friends. How can you remain close to a person that you never speak with or see? The truth is you will grow apart, and become distant acquaintances. Best friends are different because you know everything about them and share in all their hopes and dreams from day to day.
In my relationship with God, if I should go long periods without speaking with Him or reading my Bible, we will grow apart. I can only remain close to God through prayer, and the reading of His word. He already knows everything about me, and I have an insatiable desire to know about Him. By reading my Bible, I am learning the ways of my best friend, and when I spend time with Him, I have confidence that He will listen to me and respond. I thank Him for the little things He does for me, I tell Him my troubles, and I celebrate my successes with Him. Close contact is essential for any friendship, and I honor my friendship with God by focusing on Him daily.
Prayer: Holy Father, help us to honor all of our friendships. Teach us your ways so that our friendship with you becomes an unbreakable bond. We pray in the mighty name of Jesus, Amen