Devotions based on Stephen Smith’s book, Soul Custody

“A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.” Prov 27:18 TLB

There is nothing quite like sharing the journey of life with a person whom we love and from whom we receive love!  Our loneliness melts away as another person offers us love and companionship, giving us the sense of being cared for deep in our souls.  But in our culture today many try to connect with others on Face Book etc without ever really  looking into the eyes of another soul to see and be seen, to know and be known, to discover and be discovered. We are more isolated today socially and many people say they have no one to confide in.  Our souls were not made for pseudo-friendships. When we settle for them we are choosing to settle for far less than we were made for.  True friendship and building of authentic community was exemplified in the New Testament. Jesus said we are to love one another, accept one another, serve one another, and confess to one another.  God’s presence with us is what transforms an ordinary friendship into soul friends. We are present to each other as we are in the presence of God.