How can we focus more on Christ?
We all need that friend we can call to pray for us on a hard day and praise God with us on a good day! Christian friends get us. A good Christian friend will love and support us just as God wants.
"Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!" Psalms 133:1
"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." John 15:12-13
"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity." Proverbs 17:17
"One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24
"My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend." Job 16:20-21
"When Job prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes, giving him twice as much as before." Job 42:10
"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing." 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Where to find Christian friends? Church, Bible study, volunteering? Anywhere can you find people? I happened to find some awesome moms through my kids and their sports, activities, and school.
Sometimes we might have to get uncomfortable to find new friends. We might have to initiate conversations with others when we are not wired to strike up conversations. (I can relate to this.)
Let’s take an inventory of our friends. Let’s spend more time with the friends who are encouraging us in Christ, praying for us, and supporting us all with the love of Jesus!