As I'm preparing for a Secret Sister reveal luncheon on Saturday, I've been thinking on the importance of having closer friendships. We all have friendships. Whether from family or non family relationships. Weather they just happened or took years to create. The fact is we need these friendships. We need sisterhood in our lives.
Sometimes, we as women, get caught up in life. We neglect our friendships. We put them on the back burner of life. Maybe we even forget we need them. I mean, we are all busy with careers, ministry, being a wife, and/or mom. Our lives can get hectic and it's easy to put friendships to the side.
We see each other Sunday at church. A brief dialogue of asking how each other is doing takes place. Probably having a little one pulling at your arm during the entire conversation requesting your time, some food or wanting to share how their Children Church class went. Then you are out the door till next Sunday. I know. This is me. My business gets in the way to.
I am reminded that God's Word encourages us to have great friendships.
James 5:16 "Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed."
Proverbs 27:17 "As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend."
We need Godly friendships with each other. So that we may be there for each other, build each other up, encourage each other and pray for each other. We should be able to go to our sister in Christ, confess what we are going thru with no fear of condemnation but trust our friend to love us, pray for us and help us refocus our eyes off the hard times and back on Christ.
We don't need someone to tell us what we want to hear, or what the world says is ok but what the Word of God says to be true. We all need that friendship. We all need that close bond.
It's a wonderful gift from God, not to be neglected. To have that sisterhood, where we can lean on each other, pray for each other, help each other stay focused on Christ.
There's no need to carry this life's burden alone. Reach out. Be intentional about creating and nurturing friendships. Take time to nurture the friendships God has perfectly orchestrated in your life.
A little love and encouragement goes a long way. Send your friend a card, email or text message that says you are praying for her and add an encouraging bible verse. Make time in your schedule to have some fun and nurture the friendship with your sisters in Christ.
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