10 Ways to Be a Godly Girl Friend

John 15:13-15: “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.”

Great friends are loyal friends. They never betray confidence. Even if a friendship should come to an end, it is crucial as godly women that we keep our integrity by not gossiping or divulging information about another person. Loyalty reflects our character. So let’s be loyal friends who are truthful and trustworthy.

10. Be forgiving

Colossians 3:12-13: “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

The final practical tip on being a godly girlfriend is to be forgiving. At some point, all friendships are tested, and offense will arise. But the real test is how we respond to it. Godly women know the necessity of practicing forgiveness. Jesus’ ultimate mission was to reconcile us back to God. In fulfilling His mission, it brought great glory to our Father. In the same manner, I believe God receives great glory when Christian friendships can experience forgiveness and reconciliation instead of irreconcilable differences that lead to a breach. If our friendships are to reflect God, we must be humble enough to forgive one another the same way Jesus demonstrates forgiveness to each of us.

It is my resolve to be the best godly girl friend I can, and I am sure you feel the same way too. True friendship is reciprocal. When you have been the recipient of genuine acts of friendship, it makes you want to be a better friend. We should reciprocate in our actions and never stop desiring to be great, godly girl friends. Remember Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” May we all endeavor to be the kind of woman who sharpens another sister and makes each other better through our friendships.

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Crosswalk Writer Patrice BurrellPatrice Burrell is an author, life coach, and worship leader who loves practicing the presence of God in practical ways through a lifestyle anchored in spiritual disciplines. Championing women to live authentically and pursue God passionately, Patrice loves pointing others to the grace of God, rooted in the truth of Scripture. As a Bible teacher and preacher, she exhorts women to remember that their true identity is found in Christ, not culture. When not serving at her local church with the small groups and singles’ ministries, Patrice enjoys visiting local Orlando attractions, going to the beach, and finding unique ways to explore her writing creativity. You can connect with Patrice on her blog, Warrior Woman Blog, on social media in her Facebook community, Warrior Women, and @patriceburrellministries on Facebook and Instagram.

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