Wednesday 2.22.12

Friends are very important.  When we are young, our friends are important because we are easily influenced by them.  Charles Stanley said,”Your friends help determine the quality and direction of your life.”  As we grow older, more mature and can make our own decisions our friends change.  Some of your childhood friends you remain close to but for the most part you closest and dearest friend are the ones you make as you get older.  “A friend is one who makes me do my best,” Oswald Chambers.  Do you strengthen and encourage your friends?  Surround yourself with people who have your best interest at heart and treat others the way you want to be treated.

“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.  John 15:12-15

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