Some weeks ago I went to minister in a concert and I got to home about to pray and thank God for the success of the ministration when a call came in and it was a friend. Immediately I picked the call she didn’t even allow me to say good evening, she just started praying for me…. Oh my God! I could sense it could only have been God speaking through her cos those prayers were timely. She spoke the words I needed at that time and she ended the call…wow!!!! Tears kept dropping in my eyes….and I could only thank God for the gift of godly friendship
You need friends that can consistently encourage and build you up. You need friends that are full of encouraging thoughts, genuine care and have a wealth of scripture.
You need friends that won’t allow you to wallow in self pity. Friends that can give you godly advice based on the scripture and help you figure out what God would actually want you to do in that situation.
You need friends that can keep you accountable and consistently see to how you are doing. Friends who will pray with you and then go home and pray some more about it.
Good biblical friendship will always point you back to Christ when you are down. Prov 13:20
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
A good friend will reflect God in relationship with you from her words to her actions. He or she will exemplify the fruits of the spirit when interacting with you.
Prov 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Your friendship should honour God and make your heart glad. And sometimes those friendship are usually as a result of God placing them in your path.
So in as much as we need such kinds of friends in our lives we also need to be that kind of friend.
As the year runs out, take a deep look into who you call your friend, review,sieve and reselect. If you follow a man that is not travelling in the airport, you might miss your flight.
Prov 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Choose wisely and also be a godly friend.