2008-07-29 - Best Friends
How would you define a best friend? For me, it's simple; a best friend is the person you would call at three in the morning if you were in trouble. I have several such friends scattered across the Southeastern United States. Due to distances of an hour or more, none could come help me in person with a problem but I know several of them would still be okay with me calling them and praying for me over a concern.
In the only epistle to bear his name, James writes, "Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. " (James 5:13-16 TNIV)
We all need friends who will pray with us over our troubles. We all need at least one person we can turn to. Yes, Jesus is there all the time and he will listen to you but it is still good to have a person you can go to as well. There's just something special about talking through a situation wit ha trusted friend.
If you don't have a 3-in-the-morning buddy, pray and ask God to send one into your life. It is rare that you may need them but when you do they are invaluable.
All scripture references from KJV unless otherwise noted