Tammy Tangent Tuesdays
When You Need A Friend
♥ Power of Prayer ♥
Hello Beautiful! I pray you are having a blessed week so far! It’s that time again, it’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!!! This heartfelt and endearing image that my baby boy (adult son) captured as I escaped to my secret place (my bedroom) to pray and petition the Lord for a girlfriend’s struggle just reminded me of the great cloud of witnesses we all are, whether we realize it or not. He overheard a conversation I was having with a friend about what a great friend we have with Jesus and how I would be honored to pray on her behalf! Thank God I did as I said. My son saw faith and belief in action, and he captured it as a reminder!
Since our last community challenge was one filled with love, action and truth required in being the hands and feet of God that 1 John 4:11 so beautifully reminds us of when saying; “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another,” I wanted to share what has gotten me through these past few weeks while reminding all of us to reach out to others and shoulder their burdens. With so many of my beautiful girlfriends going through their own great trials and tragedies right along with me, we were able, as a community, to walk through our grief and struggles by selflessly pouring into each other the Love that Jesus teaches us as one of the benefits in being a true friend. When we need love, we need to love. When we need prayer, we need to reach out and pray for others. There’s power in prayer, especially when friends gather together to pray and petition our Great Friend, Jesus Christ, who intercedes on our behalf! Remember, real love is not a feeling, it is an action, shared and displayed through the actions of sacrificial, selfless giving!
We all need friends, that sense of community, that comes alongside of us and helps us sojourn through life this side of heaven. John 15:13-17 is a perfect illustration of what the definition of a friend we have in Jesus Christ who loves us just the way we are is like:
Greater love has no one than this, that He lay down His life for His friends. You are my friends if you do what I command…I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last…This is my command: Love each other.
Let’s emulate the definition of what Jesus defines as “friends” and love one another while reaching out and praying for each other this week. Pick one girlfriend and every day this week pray with one another and encourage each other to press on. There’s power in numbers and power in prayer! This petitioning will bring victory to our friends and bring us closer to those we are investing in. It takes five minutes a day! Connect, celebrate, and contribute! Jesus intercedes on our behalf; shouldn’t we do the same for others?
Until next time…