“I no longer call you servants because a servant does not know his masters business; instead I have called you friends. For everything I have learned from my father I have made known to you.” John 15:15
The close friends that you surround yourself with have the power to dramatically impact your life. When bad decisions are made to win acceptance, approval, and validation, you suffer, other people suffer, and you experience the consequences of those choices.
Jesus is your friend but he’s also a person of authority and power. He wants to be close, he wants to be personal, he wants to be intimate, he wants to be your friend but he’s also your King. FRIEND AND KING.
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. Who’s walking with you? Whoever is walking with you in life as your close circle of friends is leaking on you. The Bible says that so much of our suffering can be self-inflicted simply by the friendships that we choose.
Father, thank you for giving me my close friend Jesus