Joy of My Heart with Anne Graham Lotz - October 7

October 7

A Privileged Position

“You are my friends if you do what I command.”

John 15:14, niv

What could be a greater privilege than to have Jesus call us His friend? If I told you that the president of the United States was my friend, you would probably snicker. And rightly so. Although I have briefly met him, I don’t really know him, and any “friendship” is based on what I have read about him. But if the president of the United States stated that, “Anne Lotz is my friend,” it would be impressive. It would indicate a relationship based on personal knowledge that he publicly affirmed.

Jesus did more than say you and I could call Him our friend. He promises He will call us His friends! Now that’s impressive! That’s a privileged position!

My Heart’s Cry

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What are the secrets to a life of impact? Daniel achieved greatness in the eyes of his contemporaries, in the eyes of history, and most importantly, in the eyes of God. His faith did not waver as he faced his critics, as he served new kings in power, or even as he confronted hungry lions. How can we achieve that kind of faith today? Twenty intentional, key choices made all the difference. Daniel’s choices can be ours, such as:

•  The choice to listen
•  The choice to forgive
•  The choice to pray

Cultivate a life-changing faith when you learn to implement The Daniel Key into your everyday life. Request your copy!

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Originally published Saturday, 07 October 2023.