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True Friends

Is there such a thing as a true friend/tjommie? Someone who has your back, always there for you?

Everyone needs at least one close friend. Who is that person in your life? Proverbs 17:17 speaks of a true friend who sticks by you – even against the crowd. http://bit.ly/2Q3nOEd

For many in South Africa, having a family member who is supposed to be a true friend just isn’t a reality. Put yourself in their shoes today.

If this is your reality, Jesus knows about it. Try to find someone you trust to speak about it. Find a true friend, OK?

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Sweet friendships

How would your friends describe you?
How would you describe your friendships?

Proverbs gives us a great example of a good friendship:

Sweet friendships refresh the soul and awaken our hearts with joy, for good friends are like the anointing oil that yields the fragrant incense of God’s presence.
– Proverbs 27:9

Are your friends refreshed after hanging out with you? Do you give them life, or do you drain the life from them? Have you ever thought about putting God at the centre of your friendships?

Why not focus on that this week?

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Love anyway.

Don’t you hate it when you text a friend and there are two blue ticks and they don’t reply? It’s hard to keep your thoughts from running away with you to a place where you assume you’ve been un-friended, laughed at, rejected or ignored.

1 Corinthians 13:7 (http://bit.ly/31aoY3P) says that ‘love believes all things.’

That doesn’t mean love is stupid.
But a person who loves chooses to put their faith in Jesus to protect them and protect their friendships. A person who loves chooses to believe the best – instead of assuming the worst.

Ask God for strength to keep on loving that friend anyway.

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WONDER

The movie WONDER is definitely a wonder – excuse the pun 😉

This movie is filled with friendship, family and kindness. It’s also filled with the reality of being bullied for being different and misunderstood.

Are you the one that judges someone based on their appearance or them being different or them being misunderstood? OR are you the one being judged because of your appearance, being different or misunderstood?

Whichever, Jesus calls you to be kind, to be a friend, to be love to those around you. No matter how you are treated or how you want to treat others – choose the high road, the God road.

Zechariah 7:9 (http://bit.ly/2JU4XYc)

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