Proverbs 27:9 ” Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one’s friend springs from his earnest counsel.”

When a close friend takes the time to give you sincere advice…you listen.  Why?  Because first, they know you, what you’ve come through, and what is happening right now in your life.  To you, they have credibility… for often they can perceive things you are blind to…or sadly, choose to be blind to.   Finally, you trust them and their wise advice…for you know it comes from that deep place in their soul that loves and cares for you.   I’ve just finished 30 classroom hours of Biblical Counseling and it has opened my eyes to how often we counsel people in our everyday walk.  Just think how many times a day you minister to the hearts of family and friends with earnest counsel.  So in a way, we are all Counselors…our arm around the person, pointing to the Cross.

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