A Podcast About Encouragement
Building One Another
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. I Thessalonians 5:11
Hold Jesus in Your Heart!
A moment came in which Jesus remarked to the twelve apostles,“I have called you friends.”
In that moment he did not call them students or disciples or followers, and they were all of that. Nor did he use the language of today, calling them parishioners or clients or patients or subjects.
He called them friends! Jesus held them in his heart and they held Jesus in theirs! It’s what real relationship is all about!
Think for a moment about the people who are close to you – family members and friends, both near and far. Who are the people who would call you, “friend,' who hold you in their hearts?
A great exercise is to stop reading this for a moment and make a list of the people in your life who would call you friend. They are those who hold you in their hearts and you hold them in yours!
After you’ve made the list, read over it, offering each person to your Lord and then ask yourself the simple question, “Is Jesus on my list?”
He should be your list! He said to those who followed him, “I have call you friends!
Hold Jesus in your heart. He holds you in his!
Joy to you – Stan
Listen to the podcast to learn more of what means to hold Jesus in your heart!
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