Saturday, April 17, 2010

I HAVE CALLED YOU FRIENDS...

* This was for Word Filled Wednesday so the SONG is near the end... for Then Sings My Soul Saturday



I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business.
Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
from
THE GREATEST PASSAGE EVER WRITTEN FROM OUR BEST FRIEND...

John 15:9-17


""[9] As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.
[10] If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love.
[11] I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
[12] My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
[13] Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
[14] You are my friends if you do what I command.
[15] I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business.
Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
[16] You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
[17] This is my command: Love each other."


[picture credit]
WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS...
(but that's not the song)

This week in "PRAYING THE NAMES of JESUS" here at The Power of Your Love with Ann Spangler's e-votional available through Crosswalk.com, from her book entitled the same, we are looking at scriptures of Jesus, Friend (Philos).


*Consider coming here this Friday-Sunday and linking up with us, sharing about Jesus, as your friend in any way you'd like to share with a song; poem; teaching; testimony; graphic; we're pretty open with how you share as long as it has to do with the Name of Jesus for that week...



"I WILL BE YOUR FRIEND"
from
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yvym7WOwSk

When every moment gets too hard
End of the road can feel so far
No matter how much time we're apart
I'm always near you

I'll be the shelter in your rain
Help you find your smile again
I'll make you laugh at a broken heart
Wherever you are

'Cause I'm never gonna walk away
If the wall comes down someday
All alone and you feel afraid
Be there when you call my name
You can always depend on me
I believe until forever ends
I will be your friend

So many people come and go
But nothing can change the you I know
You'll never be just a face in the crowd
And time will show

Through the seasons and years
I will always hold you dear
Never you fear
(Chorus)

I'll be your rock when every candle burns down low
And I want you to know
(Chorus)
(Final Chorus)




For more THEN SINGS MY SOUL SATURDAY participants
This is meant for all our friends,and I would not want any of you to miss out on the
BEST FRIEND we have in JESUS.
I plan on sharing what Ann wrote on this Friday but it's worth sharing here as well


"When you pray to Jesus your Friend, you are praying to the One who loved you before you were loveable and who links you together with His many friends throughout the world..."
That is what the internet world has allowed us to connect whether through blogs, Facebook or Twitter...or just emails but were it not for JESUS... what would be our common link?

THANK YOU to all MY BLOGGER FRIENDS!!!

YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME!

and JESUS is my world...




11 comments:

sailorcross said...

This is awesome and beautiful!! Yes, Jesus is my friend....a friend who will always be there and never let me down!!

I've never heard this song before, and I love it.....the video and words made me smile and cry at the same time!!

I'll be back on the weekend to share!!

Love you,

Beth

lori said...

I will be your friend! It's up! I had to stagger my posts and you arrived before the WFW post posted! I'm doing double duty today..Cafe and WFW!

YOU are a reflection of Christ FRIEND!

Hugs to you!!
Come on over WFW awaits!! WE love ms. peggy!!

hugs,
lori

Susan said...

Powerful word Sista!!

Love the song you posted too, I'm listening to it now.

Who sings this???

Love and have missed you Peggy.

I was out of town last week.

Blessings to you this WFW♥

Missie said...

What a friend indeed!

One Heart said...

Oh, I'm so glad for His friendship today. He is truly a friend like no other.

Thanks for sharing this.

Debbie said...

I'm so glad to get to visit you today. I'm very thankful for you and I'll be your friend.

Love you,
Debbie

Amydeanne said...

hey thank you for being a friend too! :)

Cathy said...

And you mean so much to me too, sweet friend. A lovely WFW ~ Hugs ~

Karen said...

What a Friend We Have in Jesus...was the very first song my Grandmother taught me to play on the piano...He is my dearest Friend...

And you are one of my dearest sisters...(((Peggy)))

Pia said...

i love that photo of Jesus and the girl. she looks so at peace. you mean a lot to me too. God bless you sweet sister.

ozjane said...

The best friend ever, love the songs.
What a friend!!