Monday, August 31, 2020

Healthy Friendships


Love this:

"This is why friendship is such a God-designed gift.  You and I are in desperate need of being seen, invited, welcomed. Of feeling alive, safe, and valued.  Of enjoying others and loving others and needing others.  Of being full of life and pouring life out on others.  

You were not designed to live alone with your heart fighting with your feet, wondering if a room has room for you. Or if a community can commune with you. You were designed to have circles widen for you, and to widen the circle. You were designed to see others, and to be seen by others. You were designed for anchoring others, and to be anchored by others. Because you were designed in God’s image: God is the one who sees, invites, and anchors us all.

Let’s be the friend who is aware of the room, aware of the greater heart postures walking around.  The one who can’t wait to widen the circle and anchor a soul.  The one who remembers the feeling of brave feet but weak hearts. 

The one who knows chocolate pales in comparison to friendship."

This is from the YouVersion reading plan, "How to Have Healthy Friendships."

A good reminder to widen our circles and anchor others.

 Proverbs 11:25, "A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed."

"Today, thank God for the friends who have widened the circle for you. Ask God to open your eyes to what friends need: a circle-widener. "

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