“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing” - 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)
We are all called to show the love of Jesus to the nonbelievers in our lives, however sometimes we warp that desire to fit our own narrative. At some point in our walk with Jesus we’ve all thought, “Well I don’t need Christian friends to be a Christian, I just need me and Jesus.” While it’s true you need a relationship with Jesus you also need friends to help you stay accountable and to encourage you. Jesus calls for us to have relationships with believers and nonbelievers alike, so we grow closer with them and him.
Lord, help me grow closer with my friends so that I am able to support and encourage them with their walk with Jesus.