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God wants us to connect with each other

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Sometimes life is very easy. Things are going smoothly. And you don’t need anyone or anything to help you. Then, things change and you feel the weight of life and realise it’s a lot harder than it looks.

A little help would be nice after all. That’s where our Godly friends come into play.

The Bible says, "carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ". (Gal. 6:2).

Studies show that the benefits of friendship include longer life, increased brain health, and a lower risk of obesity. For women, particularly, friendships have proven to reduce stress and to produce natural calming effects.

God wants us to connect with each other, to celebrate our “womanly-ness,” our special gifts, intuitions, and compassion for others that He reserved just for us…for such a time as this.

[adsenseyu1]Friendships come in many forms, but nothing can replace friendships with women. Deep friendships with women offer the unique accountability that genuine peers offer.

Women girlfriends bring out so much in us that no man ever could. They get us, they cry with us, they shop with us, laugh till we…well, you understand. We are sisters who speak the same language, who have similar dreams and goals and yes eat more than we should. :)

So how do we make friends? 

Who are you investing in on a regular basis? Who is investing in your walk with God? Who knows you well enough, outside your own family, to help you through the tough times? Who do you call when you need to vent, need a shoulder to cry on, when you’re busting out with news you just have to share?

Underneath the surface of Facebook “friends,” acquaintances, and everyday ordinary people lies a potential for a deeper level of friendship with other women.

C.S. Lewis once said, “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You, too? I thought I was the only one.'”

If you don’t have a “connecting” person, ask! Every relationship starts with someone taking a risk. Step out and say, “Let’s have lunch!” Time commitments can be small. It’s quality and availability that counts.

So sister-girlfriend invest.

Why? Because connecting takes time. Be intentional if  you really want to build lasting friendships with other women.

God truly does care about your friendships, and He can use girlfriends  in amazing ways to bless and encourage you! When you have women friends, God works through you and in you even when you’re apart!

So, take a moment to pray and ask God to send you godly women. And get ready for a life-changing experience!

A true friend doesn’t care when you’re broke, what you weigh, if your house is a mess, about your past, or if your family is filled with crazies. They love you for who you are. They back you in all you do.

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