Day 28

John 15:1-17

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Mike Kalish - March 16th, 2024 at 9:39am

I don't recommend waiting until age 75 to find Jesus and become His friend, but there are some advantages along with the obvious risks and disadvantages. I would argue that I can see, better than most, the difference between a life where one abides in Jesus, and a life where he doesn't. The difference is stark....darkness to light. Being in Christ has made a world of difference in my life, both in my inner peace and how I relate to others, both believers and non-believers. This morning's passages really brought that into sharp clarity. And seeing Jesus as a friend gives a whole new meaning to friendship and emphasizes how important it is. Friendship is earned, and should be valued, whether it's the friendship of a mortal human or of Jesus....and I think we should bring the same qualities to our earthly friendships as we bring to our friendship with, humility, faithfulness, etc.

Noel LaChance - March 16th, 2024 at 12:39pm

Thank you Adrian. I love John 15. As I sought to focus my day and refresh my spirit, it was so good to hear from one of the most powerful chapters in the Bible. and as I prayed for renewal this morning meditating on these words I heard these comforting words also;

Buckle down and apply that which you have learned since the days of your youth.

You are not new in the Word and milk is not fit for your growth. The meat for your soul is to connect with the Heart of Jesus and Abide in Him. Lay your head upon His chest and hear His heartbeat; draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. Casting aside all doubt, anxiety and frivolity of wasted time, hearing His heart, you will know Him and He will guide you. Lean not unto your own understanding, but understand what the will of the Lord is as He speaks to you in the heart of your soul and you will hear His voice as you quiet your soul and listen with your mind quieted, for the hearer of the Lord must be a Listener for the Lord. Those who will not listen, can not hear, for His Spirit draws near to the mind and heart of the Lord who is set on Him. I come to you now to bring you peace, not as the world gives, but as only the Holy Spirit can give. Let not your heart be troubled, but believe in Me and the peace that passes all understanding shall surround your mind and encompass your soul.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow and who freely gives to those who will receive.

Liz - March 17th, 2024 at 1:04am

Finding Jesus after so many years of being without, you truly feel what you have been missing and lacking. It’s a treasured gift you hold close with you.

Liz - March 17th, 2024 at 1:03am

I never thought about that... Jesus’s friendship with us is conditional. We are called to love each other v 17. Not in a superficial way, but in the same way he has loved us. If we haven’t experienced Gods love, this will be impossible. So thankful God has chosen and appointed us.