Hey guys! Welcome back to TGWAM! It feels good to be back writing this week after taking last week off to work on other things for the blog coming up soon in the future! Last night a few friends from the youth group went bowling together for spring break. On the way home, I suddenly realized that I had a blog post to write for today and didn’t have any topic at all in my mind. Then Bryanna and I started talking about blog post ideas and thought that friends would be a great topic to talk about. Some people make up silly analogies to compare friends. Like, “You’re the peanut butter to my jelly” or “You’re the creamer to my coffee” or “You’re the ice to my cream”. I love those and I think that they’re hilarious, but friends are so much more than that. Friends are the brothers and sisters you may have never had, they’re your human journal because you tell them everything, they’re your support system when you feel like nothing’s going right. Friends are like family.
I know Bryanna has written on this before, and I think I have too, but this is a topic that we all really need to understand. If your friends are “good” people then you don’t need to be BEST friends with them. I know that sounds a little harsh, but it’s the truth. Friends that are “good” don’t point you in a Godly direction. They point you in a direction towards what the world thinks is best, and I don’t know if you know this or not, but the world has become an EVIL place. Everywhere we look there’s sin. Whether it’s a word or phrase in a song on the radio, people on television or things online trying to convince you that things like same sex marriage, abortion, and getting so intoxicated to the point that you can’t see straight are things that are “good”. The world is a sick place, and if we don’t have Godly friends to point us in the right direction then we will be lost forever.
God cares a lot less about us being happy than He does about us being holy. That’s why He puts Godly friends into our lives to be the ones to help point us to Him. Maybe you ARE the Godly friend put into someone’s life. Maybe you’re there to help point them to the One who REALLY matters. You’re there in that person’s life to be an influence to them. To lead them to the feet of Jesus. Friendship is such a special thing to have, but if your friendship is focused on the world then I don’t know if that’s a healthy friendship. Friendship should be based around God. Now, don’t get me wrong, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your friends and be stupid and crazy sometimes because that’s fellowship. If we didn’t fellowship with each other then we wouldn’t have much joy in our lives. God WANTS us to be happy, but when we’re doing something doesn’t please Him but makes us happy, that’s when He doesn’t care about our happiness anymore. That’s when He begins to care a lot more about our holiness, and that’s when the Godly friends we have in our lives tend to step in and help us get back to where we need to be in our daily walks with Christ.
Friendship is so so special and we need to have them based on God. Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” This verse is saying that we need to keep each other straight; keep each other from going in the wrong direction and help lead each other to the right direction.
Thank you for reading what I had to say this week about friends/friendship. I hope you enjoyed it! Please keep one of our teacher’s daughters in your prayers throughout the next few weeks as she will be recovering from surgery she is having today. Also, don’t forget to keep Libby Hankins in your prayers as well as she is continuing to fight this battle. Matthew 18:19 says, “Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” Prayer is powerful and if only TWO of us pray for the same thing, it will be done by God. That’s why it’s so important for us to pray constantly for things like these. Thank you once again for continuing to support Bryanna and I throughout this journey! ❤
Show the World His Love,