The Power of Friendship. I consider friendship to be one of the key elements of a blessed life; but to really experience the power of friendship, you must be a great friend yourself. The Bible has quite a bit to say about friendship. Proverbs 18:24 says “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly; and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”
Like-minded people are drawn to each other and the attitudes of those you spend time with tend to rub off on you. When it comes to friendships, who you keep company with matters a great deal. Who we choose as our friends is so very important. Friends should build us up and take us forward.
A good friend is loyal and has the courage to be truthful with you – always with your best interests at heart. Their honesty helps to keep you on track. Such friends will also help you not to become distracted with things that have the potential to harm or sabotage your future.
Do you have these kinds of friendships? Are you sowing friendship? Are you keeping good company and nurturing the friendships you have? Perhaps there are some friendships in your life that are a negative influence..you may need to leave those behind. Pursue Godly friends who will help build your life and take you forward.
John 15:13-15 “Greather love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”
Lord God, I ask You to bring a provision of fellowship into my life, or cause the friendships I already have to deepen. I ask for relationships that refresh, fill, encourage and inspire-and that in turn, I would learn to be the type of friend who enriches the lives of others.