I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know
what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friend,
because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father.
~John 15:15 AMP
Sending friend requests on social media is important to us. It’s in our nature to want to be liked and accepted by others. This is one way we seek to fulfill that desire.
Friends are treasured gifts from God. As we become friends, we get to know each other. Whether it is by reading social media posts, or by spending time together, we become acquainted. From there we build lasting relationships.
By listening to our friends, and by being available to them in their time of need, our intimacy level grows. As we pray for and with them, a bond of trust forms. Likewise, we grow closer to Jesus as we see our prayers answered, because we know He has been the One who has cared, and been available to meet our needs.
In John 15:15, Jesus calls us “friends.” Our loving Savior offers us the most sacred friendship in all eternity. He loved us so much that He laid down His life for us.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
~John 15:13 NKJV
That’s the friendship we need the most. Friends may come and go, but friendship with Jesus Christ lasts forever.
Have you accepted Jesus’ friend request? You can do so by inviting Him into your heart and receiving His gift of eternal life. In Romans, we read how to accept His friend request:
That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart
that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation.
~Romans 10:9-10 NKJV
This is certainly the most important friend request you will receive. Your life hangs in the balance. Say “yes” to Jesus. Ask Him to be your Lord and Savior and He will be your closest friend.
Will you accept Jesus’ friend request?
Father God, thank You for sending Your one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to open the way for me to become Your child. I confess with my mouth, “Jesus Christ, be the Savior of my life today.”
In Jesus’s Name, Amen.
Copyright 2020: The Friend Request: Author Glenda Shouse: All Rights Reserved
Meet Our Contributor
Glenda Shouse is a devotion writer who is published at Answers2Prayer, Christian Devotions Ministries, PresbyCan, The Upper Room, and other ministries.
She is an Editor and a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More. She is a Contributing Author to Love-Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).
Glenda’s prayer shawl ministry, Three-Strand Cord, focuses on imparting hope to ladies going through difficult times. Each recipient is gifted with a hand-crocheted or knitted prayer shawl. When possible, Glenda delivers these shawls personally and prays for each individual.
Those who know Glenda well are aware of her gifting as a prayer warrior. She is a powerhouse of prayer because she has a close relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Glenda is passionate about praying.
In her spare time, Glenda enjoys her role as “Grammy” to her two grandsons. She also enjoys reading, crocheting, and knitting.
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