Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Finding Godly Girlfriends

We were just getting ready to pray and she exclaimed, "I need to go outside for some fresh air.  My heart has been hurting and the pain is traveling down my arm."  We all looked at each other...Should we take her to the ER, pray for her, or go out to her and make sure she is okay?

We all got up and went outside.  She said she was feeling a little better.  She had a doctor's appointment at 1:00.  We all gathered around her, laid our hands on her, and started praying.

Another woman said in tears that her brother had left and may commit suicide.  We laid hands on her, wept, and prayed.  Another one has Hepatitis C and her liver may be failing.  We laid hands on her, wept, and prayed. 

Another woman's daughter-in-law was just admitted to the psychiatric ward and my dad was near death this past week.  Prayers were offered for them...Girlfriends...Life would be empty without them.

A friend emailed me this week and said one of her friends was offended by something she said and instead of going to her, she told all her other friends.  Now they won't talk to her and she is aching inside.

Gossip, back-biting, rumors, and unforgiveness should have no place in the friendship between godly women.  If someone has hurt you with words, go to them.  Tell them and allow healing in the relationship.  The last thing you should do is share it with others and hurt the relationship even more.

If you need godly girlfriends, pray and then join a Bible study at church.  Get involved in small groups.  Seek them out.  God is faithful.  He will provide you with godly girlfriends to encourage and strengthen your walk with Him!

A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret
Proverbs 11:13

A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much
Proverbs 20:19

If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!  
Ecclesiastes 4:10