Fellowship of Heretics Daily Devotional: September 24-Acceptance

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HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL- Sept. 24, 2016-ACCEPTANCE

Compiled by Holy Heretic Connie Foster

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself and especially to feel whatever you are feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to — letting a person be what he really is.” –Jim Morrison

God sometimes knits our hearts with others like he did with Johnathan and David. He puts people in our paths because he knows we will need them. In the story of David and Jonathan, David often felt depressed and inadequate, but Johnathan loved David, believed in him and sought God’s best for him.

Jonathan’s friendship was what David needed to grow into the leader he was to become. Jonathan was all these things without judgement of David or ” I told you so.” His friendship allowed David to be himself with a friend who stayed faithful through good times and bad. Good friendship requires walking with one another down some hard roads, losses, bad diagnosis, financial problems, heart breaks, failed relationships, and much more. All during these hard times, sticking close and being there, but allowing for failures and triumphs without judgement.

Ultimately that’s what God gives us in friendship: a real life, everyday miracle in the form of another person.

Today’s Action: Be that friend that stays through the rough times, the heart breaks, the bad diagnosis, the loss of a loved one and the good times, triumphs and accomplishments. Always giving that friend freedom to be themselves.

Today’s Sharing: Share with us a time you have had this friend in your life and a time you have been that friend. Please comment on our Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/HolyHereticZine

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