Where are in the world are these women? Part 2

“Don't just surround yourself with good friends. Surround yourself with Godly friends!“

- Alita Reynolds - 

Quotes like this always make it sound so easy, right!?!  The author of this quote (who happens to be me!) MUST have it all figured out. 

Well, not exactly. If you asked me how to live out this quote in my life years ago, my response would be, “I’m not sure!!!”  

However, I have learned a little bit over the years and thought I could walk you through the following questions as a starting point. 

What does a Godly friend look like?

Life is all about relationships first! Unfortunately, we so easily get caught up in our own lives, agendas, and desires that we often forget this simple truth. 

We are to love God first and then love people.  

“Jesus replied, ‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:37-39 

When we look for Godly friends, do we see this quality in them?  Is God first in their lives? Do you see them loving others?  

Look for a friend who loves God first and then loves others with a 1 Corinthians 13 definition of love.  

How can I BE a Godly friend myself? 

In Part 1 of the blog, Where in the World are These Women? I shared that I started by praying for God to transform me into the woman who would be the wonderful friend I was looking for in my life. 

I think the keyword here is TRANSFORMING.  

I cling to Romans 12:2 NLT because it says, Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

We have the opportunity to be just a little bit better every day. The process of transforming is not overnight.  We take one little step to become the woman God created us to be. We won’t ever arrive at perfection, but when allowing God to do the work in us, we become more and more like our Creator and become more and more like the friend we have in Jesus. 

What does a Godly friend NOT do?  (Well, let’s leave this one for part 3 of this blog.) 

Finally, we will finish this conversation by discussing how one of our deepest desires is for genuine relationships.  We MUST continue the venture of finding Godly friends in our lives.  We were created for these relationships. I can’t wait to share more with you next time.  

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