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The Weekend Brew: He Calls Me Friend

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I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.
(John 15:15)

Before Jesus was taken from this earth, He had a long talk with His disciples.  He talked to them about remaining in His presence.  And He called them friends.  That I too can be a friend of God is something that I only have recently began to grasp.  It’s easy for me to see Him as Lord, Savior, Deliverer.  But friend?  That the God of the universe actually cares about me in this way, that He desires to talk with me, to share His heart with me, to listen to me.  This is mind boggling at times.

I would love for you to join me for Fresh Brewed Sundays.  This is where we share a scripture with just simple insight.  No heavy words necessary.  Feel free to use the button in your post and link up below!

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28 Comments

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    Shelly Miller
    April 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    so thankful with you Barbie, for this knowing that He calls us friend. And daughter. That we have this kind of access, it’s sometimes beyond comprehension. But I am learning too. Lovely Sunday reflection, appreciate your words.

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      Barbie
      April 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      Thank you my friend.  Friendship with the Holy Spirit must be cultivated.  I am working on that this year!

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    Laura Rath
    April 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Hi Barbie, 
    Isn’t it incredible that the Lord wants to spend one-on-one time with each of His children!! We are so blessed! 
    God bless,
    Laura

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      Barbie
      April 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      It’s hard to comprehend that He desires me!  Have a blessed Sunday!

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    Sally
    April 14, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Aaaah, FRIEND.  There has never been a friend like Jesus!  =)

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      Barbie
      April 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      And there will never be any other friend like Him!  Thanks for linking up today!

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    Child of God
    April 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Isn’t it amazing?! To know the God of all calls us friend! Blows me away. Thanks for sharing this verse, I love reading about His love for us. 

    Blessings,

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      Barbie
      April 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      Truly amazing! 

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    Shari @ Leaving A Legacy
    April 14, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you for stopping by Leaving A Legacy today. I loved your post. It reminded me of the song “What a Friend We Have In Jesus.” I’m singing it now. 🙂

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    Charina
    April 15, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Barbie, yes what a true friend we have in Jesus! Blessings!

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    Dawn Paoletta
    April 15, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Happy Sunday, Barbie! Thankful for His friendship and the fact that he makes friends of us through the unity of His Spirit. Joy multiplied! 

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    Kerri Smith
    April 15, 2012 at 6:02 am

    in my personal study last week, this was one of the verses that i was reading. such a beautiful reminder of the relationship He desires to have with us…not just to lead us and guide us but to wrap His arms around us and to carry us through….what a friend we have in Jesus!

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    Anonymous
    April 15, 2012 at 6:22 am

    That is an amazing thought isn’t it Barbie?  That the God of all creation would consider us a friend. 

    Thank you for that reminder today!

    Love and hugs!
    Beth

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    Deb
    April 15, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Great reminder that Jesus calls us friend.

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    Jenilee Goodwin
    April 15, 2012 at 8:30 am

    so blessed by that! 

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    Susan
    April 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Oh what an amazing picture with that verse!!
     Hope your day is blessed!

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    Janis
    April 15, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Well Barbie….what beauty you bring to Sundays!  I will have to spend some time reading here on your lovely blog!  What a treasure!!!  Thank you for visiting mine and for your sweet comments!  

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      Barbie
      April 16, 2012 at 7:15 am

      Thank you Janis!

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    Stephani
    April 15, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    This is neat.  I’ll have to link up sometime! I love that photography at the top too. Thanks for stopping by today!

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      Barbie
      April 16, 2012 at 7:16 am

      I would love to have you link up Stephani.  Have a great Monday!

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    Barbie
    April 16, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Oh that’s one of my favorite songs to sing when I feel all alone.  He’s so close!

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    Barbie
    April 16, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Thank you for stopping by Susan!

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    Christina
    April 16, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Yes! So thankful that he is not ashamed to call me friend. Such a beautiful truth. Blessings to you!

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    Tiffany Stuart
    April 17, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Barbie, I love your Sundays idea. And I am so thankful we are friends with God.  What a privilege. Enjoy this day. I hope to meet you someday and get that hug you mention in your about you section. 🙂

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      Barbie
      April 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      Oh Tiffany, that would be wonderful!

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    Nikki
    April 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    It is mind boggling! and humbling. and I’m honored and am striving to be a great friend to Him… 🙂
    (birthday parties got the better of me this weekend, I didn’t get linked up, but I hope to fix that next week! )

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      Barbie
      April 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      No worries my friend.  I am off to read your letter to your love!

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