“Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.”
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storms in friendships causes us to lose sight of friendly communication. We need to be on guard to protect our friendships during these troublesome times.
The most common strategy a Christian attempts to initiate when a storm pours down is to isolate. Isolation causes bitterness to take root and hibernate in our hearts. The interesting thing is that even during hibernation, growth occurs. A hibernating bear does not cease from growing during the winter months, try to disturb their sleep and you’ll have an angry bear coming after you. We must resist the urge to isolate.
sharing some ‘hot cocoa’ can help break the ice again.
does not free us from the pain we feel when change takes place. We must take the last step to freedom by accepting the change.
We can help ourselves on the friendship road by realizing that there will be change and we can’t stop it. Enjoy the friendships you make along the way and allow life to move you forward as God’s timing brings those changes. Yes, friends will come and go and that’s a part of life. Enjoy those gifts while you have them and if a departure is necessary, let it be done with grace and love. Send them along with blessings and encouragement. When the Autumn season of friendship makes it final trek, we see a new season appear, the season of rest, Winter. The time of rest.
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Jesus is the Way. The Way is a person.
Jesus is the Truth. The Truth is a person.
Jesus is the Life. Life is a person.
5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also.From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
When you’re called into The Insignificant Significant by Ann Voskamp (A Holy Experience)
Learning to Breathe by Emily Freeman (Chatting at the Sky)
A Broken Hallelujah by Hillary McFarland (Quivering Daughters)
Battlefield of Grace by Serena Woods (Grace is for Sinners)
To Be Like Christ by Bob Greaves (The Unconventional Pastor)