The other day, I read something in one of my devotionals that made me stop and think. That’s what a good devotional is supposed to do, right?
Because of what I read, I asked myself…
What is a BFF?
Because of today’s method of rapid communication, text messages have taken over and now have their own set of abbreviations. BFF means best friend forever.
Therefore, I asked myself…
If I have a BFF, do I always expect that friend to be doing things for me?
Do I take time to do things for this friend? How do I treat this BFF?
Here’s a list of things that I asked myself. It is, by no means, complete.
- keep in touch with her/him?
- watch her/his kids when needed?
- offer comfort when grief attacks?
- share from my heart with her/him?
- try to bring healing to a scarred past?
- see that I speak or act out the Word?
- give food or clothes in time of need?
- give her/him little surprises occasionally?
- listen when she/he is misunderstood by others?
- stand shoulder to shoulder through all the trials?
- take her/him to an appointment if she/he needs a ride?
- seek to bring peace to her/him from the stings of the world’s arrows?
- tell her/him that I love her/him, that I would lay down my life for her/him?
- speak lovingly to her/him to bring understanding of those who love her/him not?
- pray for my BFF?
So, if I ask myself, who my BFF is, what would be my answer?
My spouse? My female/male friend? My mother or father? My siblings?
What happens if I ask myself the above questions and reference them to my relationship to Jesus? Does He show up on my list? Is He at the top of the list?
So, this is what the devotional did for my thinking: If the old saying is true…to have a friend, you must be a friend…and if Jesus is my BFF, then how do I treat Him?
- keep in touch with Him?
- offer to help His children?
- speak or act out the Word?
- share from my heart with Him?
- carry on a conversation in prayer with Him?
- give comfort to Him for the hurts of those who love Him not?
- tell Him that I love Him, that I would lay down my life for Him?
Four of the people in Jesus’ life that I would consider His BFFs were Mary (sister of Martha and Lazarus), Martha, Lazarus, and the disciple John. Would we treat Jesus as Mary and John did?
Do we lean upon our Best Friend’s breast as John the beloved did, just to be near Him, or sit at His feet as Mary did, just to serve Him in worship by pouring out our thanks and our tears as fragrant oil upon His body?
So, who is your BFF?
May Jesus be your…Best Friend Forever!
At a time of physical upheaval in 2000, Lynn Mosher felt led of the Lord to take up her pen and write. With this new passion, she has embraced her mission to reach others through Christ-honoring literature, encouraging them in their walk and offering comfort through the written word. Lynn lives with her hubby (since 1966) in their Kentucky nest, emptied of three chicklets, and expanded by three giggly grand-chicklets, and an inherited dog. You can find out more about Lynn by visiting her website http://lynnmosher.com