Message # 719
Life Is What You Make It: Make Friends For Strength
Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to… his companions, that they might seek mercies from the God
A family in China’s Yunnan province adopted a Tibetan mastiff puppy with a big appetite; it ate a box of fruit and two
buckets of noodles per day. Within two years, the animal weighed 250 pounds and started walking on its hind legs. That’s
when they suspected it wasn’t “man’s best friend” after all. The animal was an Asiatic black bear.
The Yunnan Wildlife Rescue Center took the bear to a more suitable environment.
Sometimes our best friends don’t turn out as we’d hoped. When we become close to someone who harms our well-being,
it’s unhealthy and co-dependent. You can change that. Life is what you make it. Look around for someone you can encourage,
pray for, pray with, and build up.
Be wise in your friendships. Daniel thrived in Babylon because of the support of his three friends. The fellows encouraged
each other, and their exploits are honored in Scripture. Make the right friends, and make time to pray for them. Good friends
make life bear-able.
They are rich who have true friends.