I would really like to hear what you all think of some of the comments in response to the National day of Prayer on cnn.com. People are blatantly going against prayer— the end times are here, right now. What are we doing as Christians to evangelize and make HIM our main focus?
If you’re having problems reading the comments, either click the photo above or go to http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/03/dear-god-how-to-pray-on-national-prayer-day/?hpt=hp_c3
It feels like I’ve not posted anything in ages! Yikes! Well happy new month! I thank God for a new month, it’s like a clean slate all over again…lol
As per my last post, I’ve been busy prepping for finals and find no time for myself even on the weekends. But, above all I’ve been great—- and as part of my study break I wanted to chop it up with y’all about a question I’ve been battling with for a while now: Can a man and a woman be just friends?
As long as I can remember, all of my youth leaders were against male and female friendships. In fact around the age of eleven, I wasn’t allowed to go over and just “play” with boys my age anymore. For some reason talking to the opposite sex translated in any love interest or sexual innuendo…
the trials of an African upbringing. Fast foward to a decade later, and the same beliefs about male and female interaction seem to resurface, but in different ways.For starters the generation we’re in seems to be very laid back about friendships and I find that (including myself) a lot of women claim certain guys as their best friends. Now, I can’t say that I have a lot of guy friends, but I can say the one best male friend I have, is nothing more than that of a friend, but to tell the older generation that the connection we have is simply friendship—- raises more than a few eyebrows.
I guess the reason why they can’t belive it, is because men and women have always remained seperate. The only reason a man and a woman would/could be close was based on marriage or bloodlines. But as many other things, times have changed and as a believer I see my male friends as brothers—-as in part of the Body of Christ. I will say that I find it much easier to be friends with male Christians than unbelievers. My bro’s tend to build me up and check me when I’m weak, where as, the connections with the unbelievers seem aimless and taxing. I guess i’m still working through this debate—- this post is certainly not as definite as others, just my thoughts for now…still working through this through prayer.
What are your thoughts?