Faith · Friendship · Sister

sister talk…

Sister talk… it’s what my friend and I do…
talk as sisters in faith…
sharing revelations…
speaking truth in love…
encouraging…
challenging…
holding each other up…

It’s where the study being birthed originated…
Sister Talk: Resuscitate Your Faith

Today she revealed a time when I spoke something that made her question her…
question her motives… her character…
a moment she says she’ll never forget…

Me… I have no memory of the moment…
no memory of words spoken to spark an identity crisis…

And she said… That’s what a Christ-centered relationship is supposed to do… make us move toward truth… even when we don’t want to hear it…

She quotes the verse…

Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 ESV
Yes… when iron sharpens iron… sparks fly…
The revelation of the impact of my words… words I can’t remember…
made me question whether I spoke thoughtlessly… without regard for her…
but she said she was grateful… God used them to change her…
root out sinful patterns… thoughts…
That’s what happens when sisters in Christ talk…
those whose relationship is centered on Him…
Holy Spirit always in the midst…
The words of one… used to reveal the heart of another…
not for her glory… but for His…
I hope you have a sister or brother in Christ to talk to…
to encourage one another…
to keep the faith…
If not… begin praying for one…
an equally yoked Believer in the faith…
to sharpen who you are in Christ…
I’m very grateful for those I have…
who speak truth in love…
keep me accountable…
encourage…
forgive…
Amen…

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