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Weekly Devotionals

Stay Connected

8 There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. “For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless— a miserable business! 9Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:8-12

15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

John 15:15

                      

Best friends aren’t always easily found. Someone you can fully trust is like a gem. A reason for this may be because many of us learn to disconnect people we are unsure of and keep our distance from those who seem like a threat. We don’t want to give to someone if we suspect that they won’t give back and we feel the easiest way to feel safe from hurt is to remove ourselves from the people who might cause it. We have become very good at displaying our best to the world but have neglected sharing our every day with others. Some of us even become a bit too intentional about who we decide to invest in as a friend, ignoring that this can be quite selfish of an approach.

But the truth is, deep friendships come with time, commitment, and the willingness to be uncomfortable and even endure pain. Friendships happen when we go through the ups and downs of life together and too often than not, we are surprised at who ends up becoming our best friends. The people who stand the test of time, who were there in times of need, and who were willing to do hard things with us become the people we can truly call friend. Friends speak truth to one another and let the other person affect them. They help us to grow. This is how Christ has been a friend to us and desires for us to do the same with one another. Rather than disconnecting ourselves from others, let’s make every effort to stay connected and be an encouragement especially when things are challenging. Let’s allow others into our lives and be willing to walk alongside our friends in this journey we are on!

Stay cool this week!
With love.