Devotions based on Stephen Smith’s book, Soul Custody
Love is the acid test of Christian spirituality. It is the proof that we love God. Either we are growing to be more loving or we are not growing at all in our souls. Soul friendships are the place where love is fostered, nurtured, and given. It is also the primary place where love is received. It is the place where our soul connects in love, to love, and to be loved. In everyone’s life there is a great need for a soul friend. In this love, we are understood as we are without mask or pretension. May we learn about this love from I Cor 13 “ Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, doesn’t’ have a swelled head, doesn’t force itself on others, isn’t always “me first”, doesn’t fly off the handle, doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, doesn’t revel when others grovel, takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, puts up with anything, trusts God always, looks for the best, never looks back, but keeps going to the end.” (MSG) Let us think of ways we can be a soul friend to another!