Together Made Strong

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You’ve heard the saying “When it rains, it pours?”. Well, that’s how things fell last week. In times like such, we all have the opportunity to get swept away or to fight the current, so to speak. It’s always good in times such as these to remember that we are not alone, if we are children of God.

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During trials, it helps to  be in communion with close friends and family and to nurture those relationships often.  God never intended for his children to go through life alone.  He’s given us each other for when we need encouragement, when we need to buck up and listen and take action, and when we want to enjoy the many blessings he’s given us on earth together. Unity is a beautiful thing. We were meant to live, love, pray, and praise together!

How do you get there? Where do you start? I’m just going to state that just taking the step to have a cup of coffee or tea together can work wonders. If you want deep meaningful relationships with others, you need to be available and you can’t expect things to just happen over night. Keep asking, keep inquiring (just don’t earn a stalker status), and don’t miss the moment, if you can help it. If they are just as eager, something like a missed get together or play-date isn’t going to deter a meant to flourish friendship.

I can state that deep friendships don’t always happen right away. People have layers (I’m the Queen of layers)  and need to know they can trust you.  If you are seeking, I would say, pray for those relationships because not everyone you meet is going to desire the same level friendship. Yes, there are levels but that’s another blog post.  Seek God and ask for wisdom and discernment in knowing who these people in your life are or have the possibility to be. Just keep sharing the Love of Jesus with everyone that you meet. Life can be hard but together we are made strong.

“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their hard work. If either should fall, one can pick up the other. But how miserable are those who fall and don’t have a companion to help them up!? Also, one can be overpowered, but two together can put up resistance. A three-ply cord doesn’t easily snap.” {Ecclesiastes 4:9, 10, 12, CEB}