By Melissa Holmlund
I have to admit, I had another crying fit this past weekend. To be honest, it was a pity party and I was out of line, in the flesh, and not seeking Jesus.
One of my best friends, the Holy Spirit, gently spoke to my heart and showed me where I was out of line. The Holy Spirit corrected me and brought conviction to my heart.
I considered Hebrews 12:5-6.“My Son (daughter) do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the Lord loves he chastens and scourges every son He receives.”
I’m loved by my Father God. When my husband, my girl friends, or the Holy Spirit speaks truth to me, I need to listen.
They speak truth and correction to me because they love me, and they care. I don’t want to stay stuck in my flesh, stuck in my pity party, stuck in my disorganization and the sense of being overwhelmed.
I want to flourish, thrive, and daily be transformed in the image of Christ. I need my circles of friends to do this! I need friends to grow!
John 15:15 says, “No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.”
Today, ask the Holy Spirit to be your friend. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak truth and correction to you. Listen to His voice. Thank God for loving you enough to correct you. Thank Him for being your friend.