“Call me when you get this message!” This week we have talked about communication with God and how vital that is. God has also given us other communication helps, one being that of friendships.
Daniel asked his friends to pray that the God of heaven would show them mercy and help them understand this secret so he and his friends would not be killed with the other wise men of Babylon.Daniel 2:18 NCV
As the above verse suggests Daniel had bad news. And as John Maxwell quotes ‘Teammates must be able to count on each other when it counts’.
Daniel recognised that God had given him other avenues to call on – the Bible, prayer and friendships.
Friendships are massive when it comes to a crisis in our lives. On a Tuesday night as a family, we know the importance of being together and sharing. We then have the opportunity to hear about our needs for prayer. It is good to pray as a family, but there is something extra special to be able to confide at a deeper level which is where friendship comes in.
I know lots of ministers who have mentors. But I believe that mentors are not just for pastors, they are for everyone.
Taking time out to call that special friend is vital to our continuing to follow Jesus.
So let me ask you who do you call on? It is never too late to have that special friend or mentor. After all, Jesus counted on Peter, James and John. Good enough for Jesus. Good enough for me and you. Think about it?
We are told the end result is God answered when the friends prayed and Daniel’s life was spared along with many others. I often call this the Partnership of Prayer or as Carol King’s song says:
When you’re down and troubled
And you need some love and care
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night
You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I’ll come running, to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there
You’ve got a friend
Stay Safe and Blessed