Godly girlfriends are by far one of the sweetest gifts that God bestows upon us. Every girl needs a friend and it’s not just something we selfishly want for ourselves; it is a critical need for us to relate and connect with other like minded women. However, as Christians it’s not just about receiving the gift of friendship, it’s also a responsibility… more than that a wonderful opportunity for us to…
show His unconditional love and acceptance when she needs it the most.
extend His fount of mercy and compassion when it seems to have run dry.
speak His life-giving truth and encouragement into her discouraged heart.
offer His unfailing forgiveness when she doesn’t think she deserves it.
seek His cover and protection over her life through prayer and support..
Godly girlfriends come together and inspire each other to love God more and to be better wives and mothers. We share our hopes and dreams and the pain of our trials. We love each other in the Lord and out of that love an intimacy is born that drives us to be real and vulnerable with each other.
We think He’s blessed us and for sure He has, but the reality is that godly friendships are a powerful platform by which His glory shines holy and magnified.
Isn't it awesome to know that He uses us in that way? It is indeed. Now... go find a girlfriend and give her hug… praise Him for your godly friendship!
Father, I thank you for the godly girlfriends in my life (you all know who you are)… you have blessed us with a sweet intimacy that lingers long after we are together. You give us what we need Lord, the friendships yes, but ultimately we experience you through each other and it just brings us nearer to you. And, that’s what it’s really about Lord… that whatever we do wherever we go that we would just draw nearer and nearer to you.
This post was written in response to Rachel Olsen's blog carnival on the topic of friendship.