Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Kitchen Table            Philippians Day 27

For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ Philippians 3:18

It’s said that we tell God who we are through what we laugh at and what we weep at in this life.  Paul is weeping over the relationships he used to laugh with along the way.  Friendships can and do change and they change the focus of those they touch.  Intimacy determines impact.  Be careful not to let your friendships compromise your faith.  How will you know?  Look at what you laugh at and what causes you to weep.  We can find ourselves laughing at perversion rather than weeping at what perversion does to people and society.  We weep over the loss of personal privileges rather than the loss of a person’s soul, some being our own flesh and blood.  Let your friendship with God fan the flame and stir the fire in your soul.  Remember, intimacy determines impact.  Let your friendship with God be so intimate that you impact your friendships for God.

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