I am a God First Friend! I will seek to put God first in my life by continually studying His Word. I will walk in relationship with Jesus as my Savior and my Friend.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Deut. 6:5-9
I will live for God alone and base my life on His truth. I will prayerfully speak the truth even when it is difficult, ugly, or unpopular. When I lay down at the end of the day I will enter sleep with God's peace in my heart because I have walked in right relationship with my Lord, and my actions will reflect my decision to live as a follower of Christ.
On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. 1 Thessalonians 2:4
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
I will truthfully, confidently, and boldly share my story as a testimony to God's faithfulness.
I want to see you so I can share some special gift of the Holy Spirit with you. It will make you strong. Both of us need help. I can help make your faith strong and you can do the same for me. We need each other. Romans 1:11-12 (NLV)
I will live my life with a humble heart always remembering that I am a life redeemed, a sinner forgiven only by the grace of God, and a mess made whole. I will not forget my past because it has made me who I am today, but I will joyfully remember it so that I will be humble of heart and not think of myself more highly than I should. Remembering my past will help me see others through eyes of understanding and compassion.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NIV)
I will hold my GFF's accountable to God's truth. I will encourage them to be the best Princesses, wives, mothers, daughters, and friends that they can be. I will rebuke them in love and prayerfully receive their correction. I will praise them with joy and love them with an everlasting love because I am their GFF!
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. Proverbs 17:17
Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue. Proverbs 28:23
A man’s friends should love him when his hope is gone. They should be faithful to him even if he stops showing respect for the Mighty One. Job 6:14 (NIRV)
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11
I commit my life to you. I will, with the leading of the Holy Spirit, walk this life with you as my Lord, Savior, and Friend. I want to live God First in all I do. Please bless the relationships that we have as GFFs. Through your Spirit we will hold each other up and be obedient to do your work.