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What It Means To Have a Friend in Jesus
by Ngozi Nwoke
1/27/2011 / Relationships
Are you a friend of Jesus? Do you know what it means to have a friend in Jesus? Being without friends is lonely and frustrating but it is even worse when Jesus is not one's friend. Jesus wants to be friends to all but only those who accept Him get to have Jesus as a friend.
Jesus is that friend you need at all times, in times of joy and peace or in times of sorrow and disappointments, etc. He is always there for His friends. You don't need to go far to reach Him neither do you need to spend money calling Him. He is there with you even now.
Having a friend in Jesus is to have peace of mind in times of trouble. He comforts us and leads us in the path of peace and joy, Psalm 23:2. Have you ever needed a shoulder to cry on? Jesus as a friend forever provides His shoulder for us to cry on. Yes, you can go to Him and pour out your heart to Him. He truly understands and cares about us and all that concerns us.
"For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weakness and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we, yet without sinning." (Hebrews 4:15, AMP)
A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling - Arthur Brisbane. Jesus is a friend indeed! He tells you when you are wrong. In fact, He rebukes and chastens; all because He loves us and does not want us to go down the road of destruction, Hebrews 12:6.
Jesus as a friend is so humorous! O yes! He can amuse or make you laugh. Even in between tears, Jesus can make you smile. What love! Having a friend in Jesus is to be excited all the time. There is always a reason to be happy as a friend of Jesus. Everybody may desert you but with Jesus as your friend you won't be lonely.
O how I love Jesus and desire to know Him more and more, to know and enjoy the wisdom of His friendship. A friendship I will give anything for and never trade for any other thing. It is so sweet to walk with Jesus and behold the beauty of His loveliness and holiness, to follow His directions and experience no failure.
Jesus is a friend of those who do whatsoever He commands. He calls them friends and not servants, John 15:15. Obedience to God's words qualifies you as a friend of Jesus. This is a relationship you will never regret. It is a friendship full of blessings, peace and joy. Make Jesus your friend today and enjoy all it means to have a friend in Jesus
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Ngozi Nwoke is a teacher, counselor, and author of "Peace Money Can't Buy" and "The Man Jesus". She has a passion to teach people how to enjoy peace, God's love, and Christian living for a more fulfilling life. Want a more fulfilling life? Subscribe for free email updates today. http://stepswithgod.com
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