Girlfriends in God Devotional

Girlfriends In God Devotional 27th December 2021

Girlfriends In God Devotional 27th December 2021

Girlfriends In God Devotional 27th December 2021

Girlfriends In God Devotional 27th December 2021

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Girlfriends In God Devotional 27th December 2021 Written By Kathi Lipp

TOPIC: Walking With Friends in Times of Adversity

TODAY’S TRUTH: A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity (Proverbs 17:17 NIV).

FRIEND TO FRIEND: Every morning, it’s the same routine. At about 7 AM, I head out to the chicken run to let the girls into their bigger “play yard” that my husband built (a larger, less secure area than their chicken run).

MESSAGE

When I get there, the three big girls who are eighteen months old, Cheddar, Brie and Pepper Jack (we call them the OGs) are in the run, dancing back and forth just bursting to get out. One of our new five-month-old girls, Bullwinkle, is there with them.

The only one who is not in the run is Rocky. Rocky and Bullwinkle came to us at the same time and Miss Rocky is the smallest of all the girls. She stays in the coop.

What I didn’t know about chickens before I got them…well, could fill the internet. And I’m still learning how much more I don’t know every day. One of the surprising things I discovered is there truly is a pecking order. And that’s how they establish the order — by pecking each other.

So Rocky stays out of the small run in the morning to prevent a reminder that she is at the bottom of that order.

But just like I have my morning routine, so does Bullwinkle, our tiny, black Ameraucana chicken.

Girlfriends In God Devotional 27th December 2021

Because every morning, when I go and open the run door to let the girls out, the three big girls come charging into the play yard to see if any treats have magically appeared overnight.

But Bullwinkle runs the opposite way, back into the coop, to let Rocky know the door has been opened and it’s safe (or at least safer) to come out and play.

And every single morning, I think, “God, make me like Bullwinkle.”

Proverbs 17:17 says, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”

This was the first Proverb I memorized as a teenager shortly after accepting Christ. I remember thinking how lucky I was to have so many good friends in my life.

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A few short years later, I’d been abandoned by many when life got “messy,” and I’ve also failed others when their lives became complicated.

So many of us have Proverbs 17:17 stitched onto a pillow or painted on a sign in our kitchens in a cute font. It feels like a “light” verse, easily Instagram-able.

But I’ve come to believe this verse is one of the most challenging in all of scripture.

It reminds us we are to be there for the people God placed in our lives, no matter the circumstances. When we suspect they’re struggling, it’s up to us to pause and see how they are doing and what they need.

Girlfriends In God Devotional 27th December 2021

Oftentimes, I try to put on a brave face in the “time of adversity.” But my friends, my “like a sister” friends, know this about me and will ask the “one more” question.

Questions like:

“Hey there, I know you can put on a brave face, but how are you really doing?”

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“I want you to know you don’t have to be tough with me – I already know how strong you are.”

Those friends, who not only know how to love us well, but know how to let us hurt well, are one of the greatest gifts a person can have in the body of Christ.

I need those people. And I need to be someone who, while running ahead, looks back to make sure all my people are okay. And if they are not? Runs back to walk with them.

I want to be the one who notices the friend who is having a hard time, the person who can see what others may miss.

I want to be the one the Holy Spirit nudges on the shoulder and says, “Go get her. She needs someone to walk with her.”

Are you feeling the nudge? How can you walk with someone who needs you today?

LET’S PRAY

Father, help me see that person who needs a friend, a guide, a comfort. Let me be the safe place for someone You put in my path today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN

When was the last time someone came looking for you for comfort? ? How did you respond?

Is the Holy Spirit bringing someone to mind who needs your comfort today?

Click on the comment button and share one way you can comfort others in times of adversity.

Girlfriends In God Devotional 27th December 2021

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Girlfriends in God Daily Devotional for Women 27th December 2021 was written by Kathi Lipp for the Girlfriends in God Ministry.

Girlfriends in God Daily Devotional for Women is a popular daily Bible devotional for women. GiG Devotionals for Women offer wisdom and insight for applying Biblical truths to the ups and downs of everyday life. Their mission is to encourage, equip and empower women to walk in courage and confidence as they grasp their true identity as a child of God and a co-heir with Christ. A non-denominational ministry that spans generational and racial boundaries to bring the Body of Christ together as believers. Just as God sent Ruth to Naomi and Mary to Elizabeth, God continues to use women to encourage and equip other women in their spiritual journey. We are doing life together!

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ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? IF NO ACCEPT JESUS NOW

Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

Say this 1 Minute Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my life and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

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