Prioritizing the relationships in our lives is key to our spiritual, mental, and physical
well-being. We are not meant to go at life alone. Even as babies we’ve needed touch,
nurturing, and companionship. We are called to the be the body of Christ, and the body of
Christ has many parts, 1 Corinthians 12:27. In order to operate properly as a part of the body
we need to learn how to discern and cultivate necessary relationships. There is NO
better place for guidance on this subject than the word of God.
Psalm 1:1 Blessed (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who
walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly (following their advice, their plans and
purposes), Nor stands (submissive and inactive) in the path where sinners walk, Nor sits
down (to relax and rest) where the scornful (and the mockers) gather. AMP
This scripture, as well as the chapter it’s taken from gives pretty clear direction on the
types of people or groups we should avoid keeping too close to our daily lives.
Spend time with friends that lift you up. This task may be more difficult in seasons of life,
but doing life together can prove to bring more joy and peace to your life.
Luke 15:9 And when she has found it, she calls together her [women] friends and neighbors,
saying, ‘Rejoice with me, because I found the lost coin!’
John 11:5 Now Jesus loved and was concerned about Martha and her sister and Lazarus [and
considered them dear friends].
There is so much to gain from loving, encouraging, and safe friendships.
Love freely! Don’t just tolerate or go along to get along. Love!
Romans 12:10 Love one another with brotherly affection (as members of one family),
giving precedence and showing honor to one another.
1 Peter 1:22 Since by your obedience to the truth you have purified yourselves for a sincere
love of the believers, [see that you] love one another from the heart [always unselfishly
seeking the best for one another].
Lets embrace our true friends today and step out on faith as we grow together!