(PART 1)

Friendship with Christ implies reciprocated love: We love Him because He first loved us.

READ: John 15:13; Rom. 5:8; Rom. 8:35-39; Gal. 3:20; 1 John 3:16; 1 John 4:19.
HEART ISSUE: How close is your friendship with Christ? To what extent has Christ's love for you moved you to love Him in return?
PRAYER: Thank You, Lord, for Your great love toward me. Help me to fully comprehend that love, and teach me to love You more each day. Amen.

(PART 2)

God's love manifests itself in many blessings. By embracing that love, we obtain everything we need to live in righteousness, peace and joy.

READ: Is. 49:15-16; John 11:28-30; John 15:15-16; Phil. 4:6-7; Heb. 7:25; 2 Pet. 1:3-4.
HEART ISSUE: How is the love of God manifested in your life? Are you aware of--and thankful for--the blessings inherent in His love?
PRAYER: Father, thank You for loving me and blessing me in so many ways. You are worthy of all my worship and praise! Amen.

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