The Gospel of Friendship
Flaw: Earn My Love
Law: Freely Receive My Love
Have you ever thought about how Friendship 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 of the Gospel?
When the roots of your relationships are grounded in love, you win the war over the things that try to steal, break, and destroy them. Jesus came and conquered every sin with one fell swoop of His amazing and miraculous love, and He designed friendship as a practice arena for our own "swooping" lessons.
Despite every flaw that we possess, Jesus chose to leave Heaven to become our friend. And despite every flaw that we vulnerably, and sometimes aggressively reveal to the world, our besties have a way of leaning their ear to Heaven and asking how they can love us too. Way to swoop, my friend, 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐰𝐨𝐨𝐩.
You see, this kind of Love, the Jesus kind, still changes the world today. It should be changing our world everyday. In every relationship that we have, whether it be marriage, family or friendship, we have a beautiful invitation to 𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐨𝐟 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧. When we choose to learn, live and love like Jesus, that, my friends, looks a whole lot like the Gospel to me.
𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐰 about how Bestie Love can open you up to a Bigger (Heavenly) Love. It's time to jump into your practice arena and love like your bestie's life depends on it... because it does. It just starts with laying down your life for her... no problem, right? Jesus showed us how to bypass the flaws (sin) with His law of love (Gospel), and when you choose that kind of love, way to swoop, my friend, 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐰𝐨𝐨𝐩.
𝚅𝚕𝚘𝚐 𝚘𝚏 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚆𝚎𝚎𝚔:
𝐖𝐞’𝐥𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐩𝐨𝐝𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐭 with some straight-talking, realistic ways that you can grow in God's love through the gift of friendship.
𝙿𝚛𝚊𝚢𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚆𝚎𝚎𝚔:
Lord, we pray that you teach us how to love more like you. The selfless kind of love. The patient and perfect kind. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬 everyday, may it continue to change ours. May we love and be loved well, because you loved us first! 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐧
See you Friday!
P.S. Flawed Bonus
♥ Stacey March ♥ (My Best Friend)
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