Friendships. They're great and all, but not so much worth working at. Friendships just come naturally or they don't come at all. Right?
Wrong on all accounts!
Friendship is a Godsend, literally.
Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight,
a sweet friendship refreshes the soul.
(Proverbs 27:9, The Message)
But, quite honestly, sometimes friendships become draining rather than refreshing. Agree? Or maybe they just become stagnant and you can take them or leave them.
The reason friendships lose their luster is because we don't invest in them the way we should. Sure, we may take the time to go to lunch occasionally or send a little card in the mail. But friendship calls for more of an investment than just a shared meal or a word of encouragement.
Think about it. If a friend is going to truly benefit your soul, you're going to need to be in a relationship that gives each other the freedom and the responsibility for asking deep questions, speaking truth into each other's lives, dreaming dreams for one another and giving lots and lots of grace.
And that's why I wrote this little ebook, Sit Under My Apple Tree and we'll talk about friendship. This quick read is a simple invitation to look a little deeper into what really makes a gal pal relationship sweet and beneficial, refreshing to the soul.
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