- My age:
- I'm russian
- Sexual identity:
- What is my sex:
- I'm lady
- My figure type:
- My figure type is thin
- What I prefer to drink:
- Mulled wine
- In my spare time I love fishing
Spiritual friendship exists at the connection between our deepest longings for experiencing God and our desire to become fully mature humans. In our highly driven, cognitive oriented culture - our inner beings long for friendship and connection, with God and with others who share our longing. A true spiritual friend engages us as an equal, desires our best interests, as we desire theirs. Spiritual friends cultivate an inner stillness of soul and body that enables us to be aware of the moves of the Spirit in our own lives and equally sensitive to those same moves in another. True spiritual friendship is a response to the attractive loving power of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The practice of spiritual friendship is a lifelong growth in listening and conversation.
We need friends to help us listen to God, navigate the complexities of life, and go on the discernment journey with us. Friendliness may grease the wheels of human interaction, but it is not the same thing as friendship. Friends are not a dime a dozen. They are not the same thing as allies, colleagues, neighbors, relatives, and acquaintances.
Friends require a degree of intentionality and self-donating love that goes beyond friendliness and supporting each other in some act or enterprise. Friends know our being as well as our doing. Jesus modeled spiritual friendship for us. He lived his life in community. He had twelve chosen companions that he did life with. But among the twelve, Jesus had three close friends: Peter, James, and John. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.
Stay here and keep watch with me.
He could have experienced these events alone, but chose instead to invite others in on his life. He shared with them both his joys and sorrows. It is easy to live isolated and individualized lives in the United States.
The pace of life is quick and the demands on our time never end. When we live this way, we sabotage ourselves from experiencing the power of God in the midst of our weakness.
Spiritual friendship keeps us living life with other people who know us deeply and love us faithfully. These vulnerable relationships keep us living in the light of God. Vulnerability can be painful at times, but the beauty that comes is always worth it.
Jesus wants us to taste his fruit — intimacy with God, self-awareness, joy, discernment between truth and lies, and deep inner peace.
Community is part of how we experience this abundant life and freedom. In the context of authentic relationships with others we begin to come out of hiding and receive our identity as sons and daughters of God. On the most basic level, a spiritual friend is someone that you talk to about your the details of life, and particular how you are experiencing God.
Encouragement is an indispensable part of spiritual friendship.
There is so much in life that beats us down and discourages us that we need a steady dose of encouragement. We all need a friend who is absolutely convinced that we are great and can do great things. We need someone who will cheer us on when we succeed and pull us up when we fail.
Say it to a friend and you will transform their life. Spiritual friends encourage us to stay anchored in God and attentive to the Spirit.
We need this consistent cheer-leading to remain faithful to Jesus and his direction. We often think of ability as a negative thing, but in reality it is an expression of love. To hold each other able is to hold each other in high regard and high expectation. And ability is necessary for real growth. Who has VIP access to your heart? Spiritual friends keep us able to take the next best step in the Spirit.
We need the faithful presence of friends to keep us from drifting in a different direction. We all need someone that we can be vulnerable with — someone that we can be honest with about our struggles, temptations, and needs. A lot of us associate confession with the Catholic church and going to a priest for confessional. But when we share our struggles with someone else we bring that sin into the light so it can begin to be dealt with. But this is more than just therapy.
Prayer is a labor of love. Spiritual friends pray with us and keep us oriented towards prayer and attentiveness with God. We need this faithful call to live in the Spirit as we discern the next step. Currently, Matt serves on staff with the V3 Movement as a coach for missional church planters and a coordinator for on-going planting collaboration. Matt also coaches and trains individuals and groups in holistic soul care.
Matt, Evette, Emery, and Aden live in sunny Miami and love to drink coffee, go on outdoor adventures, and kayak around the mangroves. First, we have a transparent, "absolute" bar overhanging everything. That bar is the one that houses this off canvas area. Next, we have our "full-height" bar that is actually using a little bit of CSS magic to offset the height of the bar below it notice how that bar is always positioned at the bottom of the screen.
Then, we have our last visible bar that houses our logo and .
This bar becomes sticky as you scroll down the screen, and also shrinks to a specified ratio of its original size. Notice how the links maintain their positioning and the logo scales automatically.
Partners in prayer
Also, we've turned on our "content scrolling" for this bar, allowing its contents to be scrolled horizontally on smaller screens, a pattern we're seeing much more of on mobile devices these days. Finally, as you scroll further down theyou'll notice a final sticky bar slide in This utilizes our "initially hidden" option, which allows you to bring in content further down a as needed, perfect for the calls to action in our example. This is only a sliver of what is possible with our new bar styling options available in our header builder.
We look forward to seeing what you create with these new tools!
Self-care and the rare gift of spiritual friendship
Jesus chose to share with them his high points, like the transfiguration. Our tendency is to hide and isolate ourselves It is easy to live isolated and individualized lives in the United States. Vulnerability Spiritual friendship keeps us living life with other people who know us deeply and love us faithfully.
Spiritual Friendship On the most basic level, a spiritual friend is someone that you talk to about your the details of life, and particular how you are experiencing God. But there are other elements of spiritual friendship that are worth highlighting. Encouragement — 1 Thessalonians Encouragement is an indispensable part of spiritual friendship. ability — Ephesians We often think of ability as a negative thing, but in reality it is an expression of love. Prayer — James We all need someone that we can be vulnerable with — someone that we can be honest with about our struggles, temptations, and needs.
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