IN THE FAMILY OF GOD, NO BELIEVER IS A STRANGER

YOUR DAILY MOMENT: Inspirational thoughts to begin your day
February 5, 2018

Would you entertain an overnight guest in your home, whom you have never met before and about whom you know nothing? Your first response might be, “no I wouldn’t.” Well, that is exactly what my husband and I did last night; we hosted someone we had never met.  Why would we do that? The simple answer is that even though we do not know him, we know Who he knows; we have a mutual friend, Jesus.  Our guest is actually a member of the family; the family of God.

We had been asked by my husband’s pastor to host a friend of his whom he had served with on a mission trip to Chile. The team of missionaries was having a reunion in our town and the pastor was asking fellow Christians to host a member of the team.  There was never a question about would we or should we. The Apostle Paul often told the churches of his day to welcome fellow believers.

One thing I have always noticed when meeting another Christian is that you are never at a loss for a subject about which to talk.  It is like sitting down with an old friend or with a family member.

We all hopefully have Christian friends and we all likely have non-Christian friends. I thoroughly enjoy my time with each. There is, however, a special bond with a Christian friend. When I am hurting, or depressed, or despondent, I want the counsel of my Christian friends.  Similarly, when I have great joy about something, I want to share it first with my Christian friends. It is not that my other friends don’t care as much, but Christian cohorts draw upon a strength that secular friends don’t have.

Today, thank God for giving you Godly friends. Thank Him for the love, support and strength you gain from them.

As members of the Family of God, no believer is a stranger.  We praise God for sending our new friend and brother, Charlie.  We have enjoyed the fellowship with him. We will spend eternity together.

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Suggested reading and listening list

The Purpose Driven Life
D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Climactic Battle of World War II
High and Lifted Up
, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Tyler Talks Back,  CD Allen Levi
Revealing Jesus CD
Revealing Jesus DVD
The Pursuit of Holiness
Portraits In Courage by George W. Bush
Worship Changes Everything.
The Insanity of God.  A true story of faith resurrected.
Revealing Jesus: A 365-day devotional
The Dogs of My Life and What They Teach Me About the Kingdom of God
How Time Flies (includes, “The Touch of the Master’s Hand.”)
Hope (includes the song, “Still”)
The Hiding Place
*Thera Cane
Life’s Ultimate Privilege
True Treasure (This is a Chrisitan Children’s Book)

I encourage you to link to each of the items in the reading list.  You are sure to find something there that will bless your life.  All the selections are reasonably priced, and I have read or listened to each and highly recommend them.
Be blessed,
Karen

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