TuesdayJuly 22, 2014

Daily Devotional

The force of friendship

Read

The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. Proverbs 12:26

Think

Friends are a force of either positive or negative inertia. Every relationship we have in life is either taking us somewhere, or leading us nowhere. We’re either heading in the direction God wants us to go, or we’re heading down a path to destruction.

The great news is that if we are headed down the wrong path, the kind of friends we choose can actually help change the direction we go. Think about this question as you consider your friendships: Who are you surrounding yourself with? And if you have children, think about their lives. Who are you allowing them to surround themselves with? The presence of friends is powerful. Make sure the right kinds of friends are in your life!

Pray

Ask God to help you honestly look at the kind of friends you have. If they are not the kind of people God wants you to surround yourself with, pray for the courage and ability to move on to new friendships that will be a positive force in your life.

Act

The greatest place to find friends who are positive forces is the local church. Make sure you are plugged in to the church. It’s not about showing up. It’s about getting plugged in. Sign up to start serving today, and find those positive friends in life!