You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you might go and bear fruit - fruit that will last - and so whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
I do not work outside the home. Instead, I spend many hours in a day reading scripture and writing my daily devotions. It is my joy!
But, as any writer can tell you, this can be a lonely profession. Just you, your thoughts, and the empty page glaring at you from your computer screen. Waiting for you to begin . . .
While I love the serenity and solitude I encounter when writing, I am far from being an introvert. I like people. Love to socialize. Crave the interaction with others.
That's why, for me, Facebook is a lifesaver.
Whenever I've had enough of my own musings, I can be surrounded by the thoughts and inspiration of friends in a mouse click.
I cruise the recent feeds. Leave comments. Read the blogs of friends. Leave comments. Watch entertaining and humorous videos. Leave comments.
Oh, what amazing and wonderful friends I have made here!
I can't imagine how lonesome I would be, day after day, sitting at home while everyone else is at work, if I did not have this outlet.
And, this makes me think.
About my dear Facebook friends. The ones I've chosen. The ones who have chosen me.
Some from my past. Some from my church and community. Some half-way across the globe.
Even some who are friends of friends of friends.
Have chosen to be my friend, too.
And, I choose back. Affirm their requests. Delighted to have them on board.
Because, one can never have too many friends.
Have you chosen Jesus to be your friend?
Will you pray with me?
We thank You, Lord, for choosing us to be Your friends. Let us affirm that friendship by ever doing Your will and following Your commandments. Bless and keep all our friends in Your love and grace. Amen.
Psalms 18:1-20 or 18:21-50
1 Peter 2:11-25