There are people we know who we might consider to be our friends.
Many times, because of previous experiences, the term “FRIEND” has become a loose term that we might be somewhat fearful or skeptical to refer people in our lives.
The more we press into a deeper level of consecration, the more we begin to change and as we change even our environment will take on a different effect upon us.
Preferences change. It is not that friends are acting funny, but as we grow, transform, discover new things.
We find ourselves to be ever changing into (who we really are becoming) or better known as who He has called us to become.
When we change it can challenge those who were previously surrounding us.
Know that also when we don’t make adjustments things around us can also become challenged.
We might begin to see some who have been around for years move on for whatever reasons they might have.
So when we find ourselves stuck it may be important to reach out to those who can help us process what is or what is not happening.
Everyone’s feedback may not be healthy but it is important to know if and when we need help to reach out and get it.
Then there will be those who see us and will connect because they are like-hearted/ like-spirited.
They may find themselves moving in the same flow however different paths. Those “iron sharpen iron” relationships can be healthy and rich.
Those friends enjoy the growth that is occurring and cheer each other on. We may find ourselves running together to fulfill the purpose and calling that is within us.
There is a rhythm and a flow, and advancement. Just like the disciples, they all have an specific assignments but their common goal was following Jesus Christ.
People who are important in our lives, if we love them, we must pray for them. Be honest with them (no matter what, they will eventually appreciate it).
There will be times where one day they may remove themselves from us. These are all a part of healthy growth and development.
Also we must be prepare that sometimes our paths may cross again for a either greater purpose to be established.
Whatever the case. may we be healthy, be joyful in the LORD and find truth according to His word in life and reconciliation.
What we do in our relationship with Him, may help us set the tone for others.
Wherever we are, May we Arise and advance in the things of God with healing, restoration and wholeness without hesitation; allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us, coach us and deal with us.
Reality is that we can’t stay where we are in order to get where we need to go. There is much work to be done in the Kingdom.
No matter how much we love our friends. Staying accountable ourselves in the LORD, is also key.
One day we will stand before the Father, we will stand before Him alone.
The bottom line is, the closest friend we will ever have is Jesus.
“A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother,” Proverbs 18:24.
Know that after all is said and done — everyone needs a real friend.
~ Phyllis Ford
Prophet Phyllis Ford of Phyllis Ford Ministries is called by God’s grace as a prophet to the nations; now in ministry for 27 years. With yearly and monthly Words, she and husband Apostle Miles release the Word of the LORD via their website. Her ministry emphasizes the Watchman call and duty in governance, as she teaches prophetic schools of ministry, intercession and deliverance workshops and tours worldwide, speaking into the lives of ministry leaders, encouraging prayer, and releasing regional strategies.
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