Day 1: Friendship, Proverbs 18:24

Your Daily Dose

Theme: Friendship

Scripture : Proverbs 18:24

A Man who has friends must shew himself friendly; and there is a friend who

sticks closer than a brother!

Points To Ponder

Friendship is at the core of relationships that make a difference in our lives. Friends are

the ones we choose. They have the characteristics that drew us to them. They had

something that enticed us into extending our heart and our effort.

That’s the key—It Takes Effort!

A Man who has friends must show himself friendly. In order to get a friend, you must be

a friend. That takes the following: You have to give friendship LIFE!

L = Letting that person know that they count in your life

I = Investing your attention and focus into growing the friendship by making

them a priority

F = Finding time to spend together to cultivate; on the phone, in a letter, in a

card, in a text, in person!

E = Effort is NECESSARY! You can’t build a lifelong friendship without making

that a top goal!

Just like LIFE is needed for earthly relationships, it is mandatory for your

heavenly relationship with Christ.

This scripture promises us that HE sticks closer than a brother.

If you have a good relationship with your brother…then you know, that’s close!

Apply LIFE to your relationship with Jesus.

(L) Let Him Know He counts in your life!

(I) Invest time and put effort into time alone with God and time to wait on the Lord.

Don’t be in a rush…Wait on the Lord.

(F) Schedule time alone to meditate on the Word and to tell the Lord how grateful

you are for HIM, not what He does.

(E) This will NOT happen on its own! It takes Effort on your part to set aside time,

give undivided attention and show love.

To Jesus—the one who has promised to stick by you closer than your own

brother!

You’ve got to give…in order to get!

Give Him Time…to Get His Attention!

Let’s Pray Together

Lord, it is my desire to draw closer to you so I can listen to your voice and know

your direction for me.

It is my priority to spend quality time in your presence, just to show my

appreciation for all that you have given me and all that I have in my life that I owe

to you.

You are worth my time: You deserve my attention.

I pray that I please you with my life…you are my priority.

In the name of Jesus, I pray.

Amen