E4: Be a Good Friend
Like the friend heart necklace, we can only be half of a friendship. We can't control our friends or make them be kind to us, but we can do our "H.A.L.F."
H- honesty, telling the truth to our friends
A- actions, showing love with our actions, not being selfish
L- love, putting their needs first
F- forgive, forgiving a friend when they hurt us
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Jesus's good friend Peter really hurt him when he said "I don't know him," in front of others. But Jesus was Honest with Peter. His actions showed he loved Peter. Jesus forgave Peter and restored their friendship.
Jesus, please show me how I can be a good friend. Do I need to be more honest? Do I need to be more kind? Do I need to put my friend's needs first- share or listen? Do I need to forgive them for anything?
Jesus I forgive my friend for how they hurt me, and how that made me feel. I release them from my anger and give itto you Jesus. Jesus, What do you want me to know?