Time with God - Aug. 23, 2012
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”
Build friendships that will help you live a godly life!
We were made for relationships. We need one another. It is a terrible mistake to try and face temptation and grow spiritually without the support, encouragement and accountability of spiritually minded people around us. As AW Tozer put it, “God knows nothing of solitary Christianity”. Or as our passage says, “It is not good for the man to be alone”.
We need to be building meaningful relationships in two directions. On the one hand, we need to be spending time with people who do not have God in their lives so we can be walking with them towards Christ. But our spiritual lives will always be in danger of falling into temptation if we’re not also building spiritual relationships with people who love the Lord.
If you want to stand firm in your spiritual life, beware of lonely moments. Loneliness leaves you open to temptation. Rather, work hard at your spiritual relationships. Talk to your Christian friends about taking your relationship to the next level.
Pray together and hold one another accountable for your responses to temptation and for your responses to God’s purposes in your life. Discuss what God is teaching you. Listen and learn. You won’t be sorry!
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