Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Friendship





Acts 17:27 says,

God did this so that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.

He is after the people around you, and He pursues them through us.

Next time you are in a public space, be awkward and look in people’s eyes. People – nearly every one of them – are hurting, even if they don’t say it. And we hold their cure. We get to give God away, and it is for our joy. I am never more content than when I am meeting needs.

At some point we have to decide whether or not it is worth it to spend our lives helping people be free from bondage, meeting their needs, cheering for them as they run, giving them God. And at some point, if I find myself being completely mocked and rejected and hurt, is it still worth it for me?

That is the question we all have to ask. Is it worth the saving of many lives to you?

So who needs God around you?

Pray.

Pursue them.

Ask them great questions.

Share your struggles and your God.

Dream of ways you can meet their needs.

Seek out relationships with people outside of your circles.

 

Excerpt from: Friendship – Who do you need? Who needs you?
Jennie Allen

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