would not approve of?
Recently, a friend called me to tell me some exciting news. This
exciting news came with a twist. The twist was something she was pretty sure I wouldn’t agree with. At first I was caught a little by surprise and didn’t know what to say. I was speechless.
As we continued chatting, she asked, “You don’t agree do you?” I
wasn’t sure, but then God reminded me of my role in this situation. “Friend,” I said, “I mean this from the bottom of my heart. It really doesn’t matter what I think. If you and your husband have sought God and are in agreement, that is all
This couple was not denying God’s Word or saying it doesn’t mean
what it says. They were making a conscious choice to make a change. After prayer and discussion a decision was made.
It is not my counsel or thoughts I desire to give or propagate;
it is seeking the Lord and obeying Him that is of utmost importance. That is why I try to pray with friends whenever we talk about a struggle. I may have thoughts on a topic, but it is the Lord’s direction that is really needed.
Isaiah 8:13 says it this way, “The Lord Almighty is the One you
are to regard as holy, He is the One you are to fear, He is the One you are to dread.”
We may respect our friends and their insight, but in the end, it is the Lord whom we are to fear, NOT any man.