Joel Osteen (March-28-2019) Daily Devotion: Friend of God
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: "And the scripture was fulfilled that says, 'Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,' and he was called God's friend." James 2:23, NIV
TODAY'S WORD: The all-knowing, all-powerful Creator of the universe wants to be your friend today! He wants to walk with you, talk with you and simply share life with you. That's why He created you—first and foremost, for His fellowship. It's as simple as opening your heart of faith to Him just like Abraham did.
The Bible says that God is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. That means He is always faithful and true. People may let you down, but God will never let you down. He will never leave you. He will never forsake you. He is with you always. He is mindful of you; He is always thinking of you.
What an honor and privilege it is to be called God's friend! Let that sink down into your heart today. The next time the enemy tries to tell you that you are alone in this world, or no one understands what you are going through, just say out loud, "I am a friend of God!"
PRAYER FOR TODAY: "Father, thank You for being my friend today. Thank You for loving me and being faithful to me. Help me understand Your friendship so that I can be a better friend to those around men in Jesus' name. Amen."