"I no longer call you servants; instead, I have called you friends."
[... but before I go on a brief explanation: The Online Bible Study (OBS) with Proverbs 31 of this book by Lysa TerKeurst: "Finding I AM ... How Jesus Fully Satisfies The Cry of Your Heart" ... is finished, but I will go on "Finding I AM ..." on my Fridays offline, seeking God and all or any of His Attributes].
Over at Lifeway Women Blog, the monthly focus of "Who God is" happens to be looking at the attribute of God's HOLINESS for March ... and Finding I AM as Holy, for indeed ...
[image credit: LifeWay Women #GodIs2017]
... 1 Samuel 2:2 ...
but earlier in this week
|"... the True Friend you have always wanted. So many times when you called to Me, I answered and I was with you. Though you are delicate, I have made you strong. Do you remember how I set your heart on fire and gave you the grace to love Me and seek Me with your whole heart? I am your wraparound shield, your strong protector, and your True Friend. |
Remember the promises that I have spoken to you. Do not let them go. I promised you life, strength, healing, and power. My words will be the armor to empower you when doubts assail you from every side. Keep coming to Me and never forget the destiny I have promised you, for your inheritance was received by faith.
Your enemy knows how to wound you. He will even come through the voices of those you love the most. Be alert to My voice, My child, for I have taught you to follow My voice and not the voice of another. Remember the countless times I directed you, even on a path you had never been on before. I never failed you and I never will fail you. Always remember that I am your True Friend.
These are the days of discovery. You will discover Me in hidden places and in previously unknown ways. My voice will comfort you and bring you peace. Remember the comfort I poured out upon you when your heart was broken and you did not know what to do. I was there in that hour to mend your broken soul and restore you to Myself. I am drawn to your weakness, My beloved, like a river is drawn to the lowest places in the valley. I will fill you with My peace to sustain you and My love to empower you. Remember this, My beloved: I am your True Friend."by Brian Simmons, "I Hear His Whisper" Volume 2: 52 Devotions, #30 (The Passion Translation)