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My Best When I’m With You!

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There was a college student who spent a year living with a group of Navajos as part of his doctoral studies. 

As he did research on and with the Native Americans, he lived with members of this one Navajo family. He slept in their home, ate their food and worked side by side with them every day. As much as was possible, he tried to live as one of them.

The old grandmother of the family spoke no English and the student spoke no Navajo and yet a close relationship developed between the two. They spent a great deal of time together. 

Despite the language problems, they shared a common understanding of love and friendship. And of course, over the months, they each learned a few phrases from each other.

When it came time for the young man to return to college, the tribe held a going away celebration for him. The next day, as he prepared to get in his pickup and leave, the grandmother came to tell him good-bye. With tears in her eyes, she said, “I like me best when I’m with you.”

We can say the same thing about our relationship with Jesus, “I like me best when I’m with Jesus.” 

Jesus said he “would not leave us orphaned.” And when we are with Jesus, Heart and Soul, we ARE the best we can be.

Thanks to Billy D. Strayhorn for sharing    Thanks to Zeke Tucker for the picture

When YOU are with Jesus, how are YOU “the best that YOU can be?”

IF YOU SAW THE SIZE OF THE BLESSING COMING, YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND THE MAGNITUDE OF THE BATTLE YOU ARE FIGHTING!

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