Guess what I did today? Walked over five miles with Lyn! And we talked the whole time, too. Not just gibberish, either, but fellowshipped to the full hilt. We encouraged one another in love and good deeds, and mingled in with that was always some admonishing. And we're still talking! Our time together is just wonderful!
I remember my friend Shannon and I doing the exact same thing, years ago, back in our younger days. Sometimes, the little pricks and proddings would make our flesh get all riled up, and off we'd stomp. But not for long. Both of us wanted the truth, always, even when it was painful to hear. We'd quickly come to terms with the truth and be right back to our great friendship.
Do you have an encouraging friend (or two)? Now's a good time to tell them how thankful you are for their support in pushing you heavenward. If you do not have this kind of friend, quickly get with God and ask that He provide one...or two. He will, and you will see just how wonderful it is!