This is a classic wedding verse, but it was written to describe the benefits of close relationships in dealing with the challenges of everyday life. In building and maintaining a strong and flexible faith, there is great value in the friendship and guidance of other believers. Whether it’s connecting with a mentor who has walked the road before or surrounding ourselves with those who share our beliefs, spiritual relationships are essential in successfully navigating life’s changes.
Questions for further thought:
1. Do you have strong relationships with other believers right now?
2. Maintaining close relationships has been challenging during COVID. Are you in good shape in this area, or do you need to find some creative ways to stay connected?
Challenge: Examine your closest relationships. Are they encouraging you to grow in your faith, a neutral influence or leading you in a negative direction? Make an intentional effort to strengthen your most positive relationships.
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