I got to thinkin’ – we’ve talked a lot on here about the importance of building a loving community around you but HOW do you really do that? I wanna give you some practical tools on how to cultivate loving friendships today.
I’ll talk about some misconceptions I held about love and how the Lord has transformed my thinking on love. I’ll also give you a few ideas about how to build healthy loving friendships – mostly, I talk about how I did it wrong for SO long!! I had no idea how to do relationships—I had no one to teach me. That’s why I’m here…. to offer some guidance to you that I always wished I had.
Since I failed so miserably at relationships, I’ve made it my mission to study how Jesus did it and now there’s actually a brand new workbook I can dig into! (It’s my friend’s workbook- Sandy Butters’ study is called “Love in the Circumstance; Mirroring Jesus’ love in difficult situations.”) I’ll be sharing bits of that as the weeks and months go by…. She’s just now piloting the study at our church (fbctn.org)
Have you ever had a close friendship blow up? Ugh, it’s so awful, isn’t it just the worst? … I know for me, it, as painful as it was, it truly was the best thing that could’ve happened bc it made me get in touch with my depravity like nothing ever has.. I’ll tell you all about that today too. (The older ya get, the more you realize there’s nothing to hide…. I got nothin’ to lose. OR gain from humans anymore… #free!)
Also, I will challenge you to see that the Lord Jesus is pursuing not just relationship, but ROMANCE with you. And I’ll share with you what He’s been teaching me about how cultivating a friendship with Him is the key to building loving friendships with other people.
What’s the importance of having friends? Why does it matter? Well, it’s not just about your happiness; God makes His Name known through the church! They’ll know Whose we are by our love.
Thank you Hollywallydoodlealltheday for the Sweet review.
Love me a good review; Keep em coming Love!!!
Here’s the Amy Grant song I was telling you about- “Lover of my Soul” written by Michael Omartian and Amy Grant- http://amzn.to/2BXddF5
Also, I’ll make a special announcement today about a certain podcaster you know and her daughter Davey, who happen to be planning a trip to India this summer! You can’t see me but I am doing the happy dance right now. And we will have an update on Heylove henna soon too…. You’re gonna love it!
Till next time,
ps- my apologies if my talk of having a U.T.I. was T.M.I. :-0)