Read: “And you will say in that day: ‘Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be made known in all the earth.’” Isaiah 12:4-5
Thankful For: Friends
Most of us can’t imagine a life without friends. Friendship can truly be a gift from above - it provides someone to encourage and challenge us and gives us an opportunity to pour into someone else. Think back to a specific time that a friend challenged you in your relationship with God - maybe they kept you accountable in reading your Bible or gave you a Biblical perspective to soften an emotional reaction. Now think about a specific time you encouraged a friend - maybe it was a phone call with just the right words they needed to hear or being there during a time when all they needed was someone to lean on. Today, take time to thank God for these special friendships.
Pray: God, thank you so much for friendships, and for the way that you allow many of them to feel like family. Strengthen my friendships, and use me as an encourager, so that each friendship draws us closer to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.