So glad you are here for another Morning With Jesus!
"You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything I have learned from my Father, I have made known to you."
Such sweet words Jesus spoke! Here in this beautiful verse, He promises us friendship. He wants a real relationship with us . Not a superficial relationship, not a servant/master relationship, but a FRIENDSHIP.
He wants us to get to know Him, and to share what He has learned with us. He wants a two way relationship that only comes with friendship. He offers us something so much more than servitude. He offers a genuine, intimate relationship with Him.
I encourage you to go and read the verse before and after this promise. Verse 14 states there is no greater love than to lay down your life for a friend. And right after that we have our promise-that He wants to be our friend! He layed down His life for each of us and guess what? Verse 16? It says He chose us. Yes, He chose us. He chose you and me to be friends with, to lay down His life for. And what greater love is there than this?!
If you don't truly know Him but want to, if you are feeling like your relationship with Him is a one way street, or it is lacking depth that you are seeking to have - let this promise remind you that Jesus wants more than that too! He wants a real relationship with you. One where He listens and you listen to Him. One where you seek to know Him more, serve Him because you love Him. One where He never leaves your side and walks along with you in this life. A friendship so precious he gave you the greatest gift-eternal life.
You are chosen.
You are loved.
And when you follow Him, He calls you friend.
How do you get to know Jesus better?
Be in the Word
The white hot chocolate recipe is below.....and it is so good!
Make a cup, grab a blanket and get to know Jesus a little better this morning!
White Hot Chocolate
2 cups milk
1 cup vanilla chocolate chips (or use shaved white chocolate pieces)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Marshmallows or whipped cream
Place the milk, chocolate chips and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir continuously until all the chocolate has melted. DO NOT BOIL. Once the chocolate is melted, remove from the heat and it is ready to serve!
Add marshmallows or whipped cream as a topping.
Or as I added in the photo above, add one big marshmallow (I found this one at Target).
Next step: Enjoy!
Next Hot Chocolate recipe? You can expect a Valentine's day inspired Morning With Jesus....
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