2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ:
Who are your friends?
As you continue to accept the will of God for your life, you will begin to identify yourself as an extension of God’s will. You will not be defined by titles, positions and associations with men. You will understand all you are and ever hope to be is defined by your relationship with the Lord Jesus. You won’t be partners with those who live a compromised life. Why? Because their views of what is acceptable and what is not will be different from yours. You will witness to those who reject God, but not try to be friends with them. How can you make a friendship between right and wrong? That’s not friendship; that’s war. Light cannot be best friends with dark.
1 Corinthians 15:33 So stop fooling yourselves! Evil companions will corrupt good morals and character. (The Passion Translation)
You will want to be around those who see themselves as a temple in whom God lives. You will desire to be friends with like-minded believers who will encourage you and be encouraged by you. You will want to fellowship with those who have made the same claim you made, “I am a servant of the most high God”.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I thank You for surrounding me with believers who are like-minded. Our connection is not based on title, position, or economic status; but is simply based on our ability to feel Your presence. We build each other up, sharing truth and grace when needed. We can see You in each other’s lives, to witness Your transformation power and celebrate what You are doing, and I thank You. We encourage each other to seek You more and more so You will continue to buff and polish us. Father, I want to be the person You created me to be and ultimately the image and likeness of Your Son and my brother, Jesus Christ. I honor You by choosing those I fellowship with and those I council with by the Spirit and not the flesh. You give me the opportunity to minister to believers and to encourage them. I give You glory and honor for living in a time where I have the liberty and the freedom to speak Your name…