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1183rd -- Who's Your Best Friend?


One thing we should always remember and keep in mind is that we will 
emulate those that we surround ourselves with. Either for good or for bad 
we will take on the characteristics of who we allow ourselves to be in the 
midst of. What I have found to be true is that unless one is very strong 
in their core beliefs, then it will be very easy to be swayed off of the 
right path and follow the wrong path which will be to their detriment. 
That is why we must be wise to carefully choose who we associate ourselves 
with. Do we want to rise higher, becoming better and excel further? Then 
we must surround ourselves with those types of people who will lift us up, 
encourage us, challenge us, motivate us, mentor us and show us how much we 
really do have to offer this world. (Job 23:10-12)

When we surround ourselves with the wrong people, we are stifling our 
future from reaching the heights that it was intended to reach. When we 
do wrong willfully, we are hindering God's best from even entering into 
our lives. When we allow the pessimism and negativity of others to affect 
how we think, we are giving away the joy, peace and contentment that we 
once held so dearly. That is why we must be conscious to what we are 
allowing to enter into our lives. We must think of our life as a fertile 
garden. We must be quick to pluck, prune and weed out all of the things 
that will hinder our growth. We must then fertilize and water the areas 
that we want to become better at and excel in. (Proverbs 4:23)

It is within our ability on how our life will turn out. We simply must 
have the discipline to let go of all the wrong people and welcome in all 
of the right ones. Those who will celebrate our life, encourage us to do 
better, show us how special we really are and help us to excel in the 
areas that we are lacking in right now. Having these types of people in 
our lives will ensure a blessed life, a prosperous life, a life that will 
make a difference in this world that will never be forgotten or erased. I 
want you to know that your life is too important to let someone else take 
it off track. Be disciplined enough to see your value and surround 
yourself with those who celebrate you and not those who bring you down. 
(Matthew 7:13-14) (1 Thessalonians 5:14-15)

I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to think on who you 
would like to be and make the necessary changes that will help to propel 
your life in that direction.


Former prisoner James Knapp confessed to police that he'd robbed two stores
in Oklahoma, because he missed his old cell mates. Police said they'd see 
if James could be reunited with his old friends.

I think Mr. Knapp may have expressed something important, however. Friends,
wherever we find them, are absolutely necessary.

But do you know who your best friend is? Automaker Henry Ford was having 
lunch with a man, when he suddenly asked the man that very question. “Who 
is your best friend?” Ford asked.

The man hesitated and Ford went on. “I'll tell you who your best friend 
is,” he said. Then he wrote this sentence for the man to read: “Your best 
friend is he who brings out the best that is within you.” Our best friends 
are those who do more than simply like us. They also believe in us. They 
support us but, occasionally, they nudge us as well.

Someone put it well: “A friend is someone who knows you as you are, 
understands where you've been, accepts who you've become, and still, 
gently invites you to grow.”

Now...who is your best friend?

By Steve Goodier

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 37:7-9 “Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him: fret not 
thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who 
bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret 
not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but 
those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.”

Psalm 34:11-16 “Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the 
fear of the LORD. What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, 
that he may see good? Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from 
speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. 
The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto 
their cry. The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off 
the remembrance of them from the earth.”

Psalm 37:16-20 “A little that a righteous man hath is better than the 
riches of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the 
LORD upholdeth the righteous. The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: 
and their inheritance shall be for ever. They shall not be ashamed in the 
evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. But the 
wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of 
lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.”

Psalm 119:10-16 “With my whole heart have I sought Thee: O let me not 
wander from Thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I 
might not sin against Thee. Blessed art Thou, O LORD: teach me Thy 
statutes. With my lips have I declared all the judgments of Thy mouth. I 
have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. I 
will meditate in Thy precepts, and have respect unto Thy ways. I will 
delight myself in Thy statutes: I will not forget Thy word.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible. 

Today’s Selected Poem: HE GATHERS EVERY TEAR
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem98.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: HOW TO NOT STAY DEFEATED
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony146.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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