Daily Devotion - Episode 6 - A Friend Loves At All Times
What is your loneliness level, right now?On a low scale of "very lonely" to a high scale of "not lonely at all," where would you place yourself?My level has spiked from the low end to near the high end in just two weeks. What's the reason?The key difference is I intentionally spent time with friends, face-to-face.Friend time doesn't come without sacrifice. It can cost precious time and money. A good friendship is also going to cost you some vulnerability and probably a few tears. But it’s so worth it, because friendships can uniquely strengthen our faith. The biblical friendship that stands out most to me is the one between David and Jonathan. Their friendship shows us how we can love each other at all times as good friends.I encourage you today to stop sliding further down the loneliness scale. Make an appointment for a face-to-face meeting with a friend sometime this week. You will not regret any sacrifice you have to make, and you'll return refreshed and renewed with greater peace in your heart.Questions for your reflection:Which friend comes to mind first when you think about scheduling a meeting?When can you make time in your schedule for this friend in the next few days?What steps can you take to create regular face-to-face interactions with friends?