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  • Writer's pictureScott Bond

30 Days of Identity: Jesus is my friend

Read this 60 Second devotion. Each day, based on our verse of the day, we will add one new label to our Christian identity. At the end of 30 Days, we will have a life affirming, identity forming declaration. This is life changing stuff! --- Day 27

The Word - "No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you." John 15:15 ESV

A Thought - I'm pretty sure that I had the first 20 piece Chicken McNuggets, ever. In 1983, my buddy, Doug, worked at the golden arches. One night, I ordered nuggets and when I got home and opened my bag, I counted 20 instead of the 6 that I had ordered. Having a friend with access had benefits... criminal... petty theft benefits. Sigh. #oldme

Allow me to try it again. I know a few people who have fame, power, insight, or access. Being their friend gives me access, insight and favor that others might not have. When Jesus says that He is a friend of the disciples, He is saying that his disciples have insight, access, knowledge, and opportunities that others do not have. Pretty cool, right? Also, Jesus can multiply McNuggets, so Doug won't need to pilfer them for you.

My Prayer of Declaration - Lord, because of You, I am a New Creation, I am Forgiven, I am Reconciled to God, I am Free, I am Loved, I am complete, I am a citizen of Heaven, I am God's Child, I am Strong, I am not afraid, I am God's Masterpiece, His Ambassador, His Witness and He Welcomes me. I am a Servant of God (just like Jesus), I am more than a Conqueror, I am Holy, I am becoming more like Jesus every day, I have been delivered from darkness, I am chosen, I am a priest, I am a Temple of the Holy Spirit, I'm on a Mission from God, I am full of hope and I have been given a spirit not of fear but of power, love and self-control! I am Jesus' friend.- All blessing, honor, glory, power and praise are Yours, Amen.

(My computer keeps telling me it's Jesus's not Jesus'. I just read a cool article about it. Turns out, I'm OK, just old fashioned.)

Touch the Hem of Jesus' Robe and transform your life, 60 seconds at a time. - Scott


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