“God’s plan is for you to be in relationships that provide mutual help and assistance. As much as you need other people for help and friendship, they need you for the same reasons.” – Charles F. Stanley –
What does it take to develop a lasting Friendship?
Philippians 2:4 encourages us to “not merely look out for (our) own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” When you care enough about your friends you put them first, you love them lie Christ loves you.
Genuine friendships are built on honest and transparency. “Oil and perfume make the heart glad, so a man’s counsel is sweet to his friend” (Proverbs 27:9).
Shared Life Experiences
Is there someone you can laugh and cry with? Godly friends rejoice over accomplishments, give wise counsel, and are loyal at all times. “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17)
Who is your 5 a.m. friend? We all need one.
Demonstrations of Love
We are called to love one another the way Christ loves us. “This is My commandment, that you love one another just as I have loved you” (John 15:12). A loving friend is selfless, kind, patient, generous, and forgiving.