October 30, 2015
In case you haven’t
noticed, in October I have been talking about taking your friends to the
mountain of God. That involves the gift
of mercy. Because none of us are
perfect, we are asked to stay in an attitude of love toward others. We have friends who have stood by us in the
hard times, and we appreciate them. When
they have troubles, we need to be strong for them and lift them up before the
Throne of Grace. All of us should be
interceding for our friends. It’s really
not hard. We treat them the way we would
like to be treated ourselves.
Our very best friend is JESUS. He never fails us! Exposed are the wonderful things He is doing
for our friends. We see the results of
our prayers. And, I love the way He
prompts us when our friends need help. When
our attitudes need to be adjusted, we see benefits, and our hearts migrate back
to mirror God’s loving heart.
During the course of
friendships, sin is uncovered. The Word
says that “Love covers over a multitude of sins.” As we speak the truth of the Word in love,
pray, and uplift, we won’t give up on others.
What a blessing it is to have a praying friend that can go with us
straight to the Master! As change comes,
it cements our belief in the power of the Holy Spirit to transform our lives
and the lives of our friends.
Job’s friends left
him down, but in the end He prayed for them and God was pleased. Sometimes we are misunderstood and need the
fortitude from God to be able wait and to let Him do the persuading. In the Old Testament, the priests stood in the
gap and prayed for the people. We too
will stand in the gap for our friends when we see they need God’s
intervention. Believe that your prayers
will touch the heart of God!
As you go up to the high places in God today, focus on His
goodness. Apply the blood of Jesus to
those things in your friends’ lives that need to be changed. As you pray, ask for the heart of God, the
compassion of Jesus, and the working
of the Holy Spirit in all that concerns you.
Mission: “Helping Others Answer God's Call”