As I have reflected on what Lisa said about Godly Girlfriends in her devotion on Saturday, I realized God has placed more in my life than ever before. I searched the scriptures to understand why, and found Proverbs 3:6 which states, “In all your ways acknowledge HIM and HE will make your paths straight”! Joy and peace entered my heart and mind with this revelation. Walking straight paths brought me right to my sisters in Christ, who were on the same path as I was! My Christian sisters are such a joy added to my life! Thank you Father for these women you have placed along the way.
When we travel the same path with other women, it’s important to help each other on our journeys. I am reminded of something I heard in a Bible study with Priscilla Shirer. Women need to know WHOSE we are and WHO we are. We should encourage the ladies in our life of this truth because it will bring PEACE, my dear friends! Ultimate peace and joy only comes from Our Heavenly Father. We can try to find it in so many ways, and believe me, I have tried. But there was never anything earthly that fulfilled me; those things were only temporary. Now I know Jesus Christ is the only way to find lasting peace.
Like my friend, Lisa, I love to talk about the Lord Jesus in my conversations and it comes very natural to me now after a lifetime of fixating more on my personal issues and discoveries in life. There is so much joy when you shift the focus to God! I want to live out Colossians 3:16-17 which says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Sisters, is the word of Christ dwelling in you richly? Are you teaching and admonishing each other with the wisdom you have received from God? I pray you will read this and with an earnest heart for the Lord, think about your relationships with your girlfriends. What topics of discussion are prevalent with your friends? Do you pray before you speak with everyone?
My life has changed and I desire that for you as well. Give everything over to God and He will set your navigation for the straight path with plenty of Godly girlfriends to travel down this new road with you! Lisa Mick