Bonds in chaos

Have you had those days where you actually got a little extra sleep, you have five extra minutes to lie in bed and mentally plan the next few hours? And then….. all hell breaks lose. Everything you just planned falls apart within a matter of minutes. I had one of those days this week. I got those few extra minutes and had the day all put together in my head only to have it crumble even faster. In those moments where the volcano was about to erupt I wanted to crawl into a hole and hide. I wanted to have the most epic pity party, stay home and not continue the planned day. In the words of Jennie Allen , I was heading into a full on spiral.
It’s easy to say “why me God, why can’t I catch a break” and that’s what the enemy wants us to do. He wants us to give in and quit. Well buddy, you ain’t getting this Jesus girl! I’m sure you’re wondering where I’m going with this and where I’m heading is the importance of a church family and friendships.
I think it’s important to state that if you want a good friend you have to learn how to be one yourself. The first step to being a great friend is willingness to sacrifice your own time. Next you must be willing to get uncomfortable and most of all you have to be sensitive to the spirit’s calling. What does that mean? It means you have to seek the Holy Spirits guidance when trying to be a friend. When we, as humans, look at a persons current situation we tend to try and fix them in OUR way. Well let me tell you our way is not always best. Why am I babbling on and on about this? Because that is the kind of friend that reached out to me on my day of chaos and you wanna know what she did? She simply sent me a text that said “Emily, don’t spiral” as soon as I read the text I immediately sobbed because I knew that what she was texting me was all God. I must point out that I had not spoken to this person at all that day and I’ve only known her maybe six months. Being a good friend doesn’t mean you have to know each other a long time, spend a lot of money, be a good cook, be crafty, or devote tons of time to a person. You just have to be in tune with the Holy Spirit.
Have you ever had that tug to check on a friend? That my friend, is divine. I’ve witnessed it time and time again!! I’ve been on the receiving and giving end.
In the book of John Jesus tells about the Holy Spirit

“But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you. “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
‭‭John‬ ‭14:26-27‬ ‭NLT‬‬

How awesome! The spirit is there to remind us of Jesus teachings. We all hold the power of his Word and even more we have the spirit!

I urge you to follow where the spirit leads. When you get the nudge to check on the friend that you haven’t seen in a while… do it. Be bold. Do it in secret. Step out and serve! An important thing to remember is, don’t expect anything in return.

“So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I have a challenge for you, pray the prayer I have below and please comment if you do this and how it goes!
A prayer for guidance
Jesus help me be more sensitive to your spirit. I pray you would place someone on my heart that needs to be shown your love. I ask you would make it clear to me who I need to serve and exactly what I need to do.

It’s that easy.. ask 🤗

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