September 9, 2017

Proverbs 18:24

Friends dictate and determine many things in our lives. Friendships that are rich and filling are life-giving, whereas friendships that drain and are high maintenance can literally suck the life out of us. It is important to choose friends wisely. We need to surround ourselves most closely with people who bring life, who are full of joy, and who are seeking to live like Jesus. We also need to seek to be that kind of friend to others.

God has given us the gift of having close friendships with people in our church. They are our “chosen family,” a gift from God over and above to our “birth family.” Friendships, at their best, are like family relationships.

Who are your closest friends? How can you love and serve them today? Ask God how you can be an even better friend to those around you.

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