Friday, December 29, 2017

Lovely Friendship / Guest Post / English


"...a threefold cord is not quickly broken." (Eccl 4:12)
Meditating on this text and applying it in what is a FRIENDSHIP, we find that a three-fold cord is not easily undone; each one of us is a fold and we need the help of other folds to make a good cord.
Currently we are located in Purépero, Michoacán, Mex. And by the grace of God, He has allowed us to walk together. We are very different people (tall, short, brown or fair skin), something in the physical we have in common are our lovely curls, but not only in the physical do we identify ourselves, also in the spiritual we can see ourselves reflected, in some ways, we identify ourselves and in others we do not; God made us different but also made us equal, we know each other and sometimes we do not know each other; This is how God has allowed us to walk in this friendship. The Lord has helped us to know and understand that we need each other and in that need, to recognize every virtue that exists between us.
Friendship is very important and you have to be very careful-- there are friendships that bring us, in a unique and special way, to be in that intimate relationship with God; just as there is another type of "friendship" that does not benefit at all. It may be that a friendship hurts and gives advice that is not honoring to God first and then the family or brothers of the congregation, that friendship is wrong! We need friendships of blessing and not of curse.
If your friends are Christian and are in the same mind "
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in UNITY!" (Psalm 133), it’s important to keep them alive, you know why? Because God likes a pure friendship, without jealousy or strife or vainglory. Our enemy (the devil) does not like that the daughters of God keep us together, because it is very difficult that "three-fold cord" break, and what better to be united with God, because God also had friends "... Abraham believed God and was called FRIEND OF GOD" (James 2:23)
God our Lord gives us the example we need, the enemy does not like that there is a fellowship between us.
On one occasion, the devil put in us doubts, disinterest, arrogance, and even jealousy- those were very difficult days for us and so we stayed that way for several days until the time came when God had mercy and broke those chains that the devil placed, we had stopped talking and striving. And so we have definitely gone through many uncomfortable moments, but thank God that He takes away that bitterness that begins to grow in our hearts, because it really affects and not only our friendship but even the relationship with God. There is an ingredient that our human condition does not like, and that ingredient that we use so that our friendship does not break is HUMILITY, that is why it is important to be well bound with that cord of LOVE and HUMILITY. Our adversary, do what he may, will not be able to break it.

1.- PRAYER. "
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving" (Colossians 4: 2)
2.- HUMILITY. "With all humility and meekness, with patience enduring one another in love" (Ephesians 4:2)
3. BROTHERLY LOVE. "Let brotherly love continue" (Hebrews 13:1)
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! (Psalm 133)
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love...." (Proverbs 17: 9)
6.-GRATITUDE. "Give thanks in everything ..." (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
7.-LAUGHTER (A LOT OF LAUGHTER). "Even your mouth will swell with laughter ..." (Job 8:21), "Strength and honor are her clothing; and in the last day she will laugh "(Proverbs 31:25)," Rejoice evermore "(1 Thessalonians 5:16)

This way, we can be a blessing and help our friends with their burdens and problems. There are situations that we do not want to talk about with anyone, but deep in our hearts, we want someone to ask us if we are okay. First we must remember and be aware that God is listening to us (because God is also our friend) and God puts the right people in our walks who do us good.
God, in His Holy Word took time and space to make mention of this treasure, and it is best to take care of it and always strengthen it with His Divine help. Remember that pure friendships bring you closer to God and God blesses those friendships, so take care of them. If the enemy makes it difficult, with the help of God it is easy; If you have humble friends, do not let someone come and destroy her.
Hoping that this writing will be a blessing for your life and your friendships- always seek the counsel of God. May this LOVELY FRIENDSHIP be clean before the presence of God.
God bless you.
-Lucero, Cinthia and Betsi.

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