When I say “Make A Friend”- what does that mean to you? We have had an awesome series at THE LOFT CHURCH at The Woodlands United Methodist Church the past few weeks. Mission- to make real Friends. see links @ The LOFT Church link - http://www.loftchurch.com/message/loft/20130519
To me, a Friend, a true Friend, is one I can call on at the darkest hour, when the chips are down, and I need someone to just listen to me- and offer support. I understand after today’s sermon, FRIEND’s might just complete the 3rd leg of the triangle in an authentic community connected Purpose driven life under God – 1.) His Word/Scripture 2.) Prayer 3.) real FRIENDS. That is powerful to me and encourages reflection into just “who are my real Friends?” and “what Friends am I seeking in my Life – and WHY?”
We all have strong beliefs in someone and something, so how do we make this relationship more intimate?
- Are just a few close friends good enough? If so, why is that? So, then what is the purpose of artificial friends?
- Is our belief in a Higher Power (for us Christians- CHRIST) the most important Friend and are we letting Him in?
- Can you Thrive in Life by making a few more real Friends and rely on those close ones to you?
“MAKE A FRIEND” …hmmm. I love Christ, I love People- and I love real authentic sacrificial Friends-…. so maybe one of life’s major “impactful” treasures is to focus on my enduring loving friends who share the same conviction and core values? With maturity comes a sweet realization- who are our real Friends and why do we need them?