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New Life Daily Devotion - Oct. 8, 2009

  • 2009 Oct 08

The World's Best Friend

Greater love has no one than this,
that he lay down his life for his friends. 

John 15:13 NIV

Who's the best friend this world has ever had? Jesus, of course! When you invite Him into your heart, Jesus will be your friend, too . . . your friend forever.

Jesus has offered to share the gifts of everlasting life and everlasting love with the world . . . and with you. If you make mistakes, He'll still be your friend. If you behave badly, He'll still love you. If you feel sorry or sad, He can help you feel better.

Jesus wants you to have a happy, healthy life. He wants you to be generous and kind. He wants you to follow His example. And the rest is up to you. You can do it! And with a friend like Jesus, you will.

The dearest friend on earth is but a mere shadow compared with Jesus Christ.
Oswald Chambers

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.
Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he'll take and shield thee; thou wilt find a solace there.

Joseph M. Scriven

When we are in a situation where Jesus is all we have, we soon discover he is all we really need.
Gigi Graham Tchividjian

Today's Prayer

Dear Jesus, You are my Savior and my Protector. Give me the courage to trust You completely. Today, I will praise You, I will honor You, and I will live
according to Your commandments. Amen 


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