Godly Friendships: It is imperative that we surround ourselves with Godly people who will do life with us and who will point us toward our Savior. When it comes to those who are in your inner circle, those in whom you confide and from whom you seek counsel, make sure they are Godly individuals whom God has placed in your life. One of the areas in which I struggled the most was the area of friendship choices. Red flags would wave continually, but regretfully, I ignored the Lord’s promptings. Finally, God had to intervene. When the Lord waves a red flag in your spirit—pay attention! For the Lord always sees what you do not. What you may be viewing as a true friend may be nothing more than a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Seek God for His Friendship choices.

—Shea, Dallas, TX

“Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company corrupts good morals’” [1 Corinthians 15:33, ESV].

“He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm” [Proverbs 13:20, NASB].

“God never withholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God’s refusals are always merciful—‘severe mercies’ at times but mercies all the same. God never denies us our hearts desire except to give us something better.” 

―Elisabeth Elliot

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