This fall, we continue to explore God’s invitation to be a hesed-shaped community. Hesed is the Hebrew word which can be translated as the tangible intersection of love, generosity, and commitment.
This week, Susan Shadid shared a compelling vision for the practice of spiritual friendships. These relationships are an important part of our formation in Christlikeness.
Our invitation as a community is to lean into the practice of spiritual friendships. If you already have a spiritual friend, wonderful! Or maybe you have a close friend, but you want to take an intentional step toward spiritual friendship. Or maybe you desire a spiritual friend but are unsure who that might be for you. Susan shared some helpful guidance. Consider this questions and practices prayerfully.
- What are you sensing God is inviting you to be or do? Ask Him what your next steps should be?
- Discern your spiritual desire and longing.
- Describe the kind of friendship you are looking for.
- Identify someone who might be a spiritual friend who you are already in a relationship with. What might you do to be more intentional and grow deeper together?
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