The Power of Godly Friends…

Every once in awhile the Holy Spirit will provide an epiphany out of the blue from a seemingly mundane experience.  Today was one such day.

I was packing up to leave from work when I got a call from a friend of mine in Jackson, TN (I live in Florida).  He was calling back regarding a message I left on his voice mail last week and he finally had the opportunity to call back.  He’s not a “regular” kind of friend…he’s one of those friends that you can pick up a conversation from a year ago and not miss a beat…one where there are no awkward pauses when you resume a conversation after not talking for quite some time.  After I hung up from our half-hour conversation I realized something: there’s power in Godly friendships.

When the power of God forges a friendship, the Holy Spirit is able to flow though that bond and make both of you stronger as a result.  I have a few friends that match this description.  All it takes is a few words of conversation with them and, like a small rudder, those few utterances have the power to alter the course of a day, a week, and maybe even a life.

How are your friends?  Do they breathe life into you or drain your energy?  I challenge you to build those relationships that bless, challenge, nurture, and revive you.  They have the power to change your life!

Thank you, Father, for reminding me that you provide for all of our needs through a variety of sources – not the least of which is our friends.

Be blessed!


The Awe Factor of God…

I just started reading a book called Crazy Love by Francis Chan.  I’ll let you know about it when I’m finished, but I wanted to share a video he refers to in the book called “The Awe Factor of God.”  I’ve posed it below, but you can see a clearer version of it at the book website’s video section.  Enjoy!