Monday, June 17, 2013

The Blessing of an Accountability Partner ~ by Amy Vest

Today I connected with my accountability partner... I am so grateful for the gift of fellowship and spurring on in our relationship with Jesus!  We had such a sweet time of quoting our verses to one another, sharing prayer requests and accountability topics, and praying together!  My heart was strengthened, encouraged, and refreshed.

In the Bible, we have the beautiful example of David and Jonathan's friendship and how Jonathan "...strengthened his (David's) hand in God." 1 Samuel 23:16  The Lord has given us the beautiful privilege of strengthening one another in God, by His grace!

This is a sweet opportunity we have to share the Lord's goodness, be held accountable for areas in which we want to grow, and hold one another up in prayer! 

We often have the tendency on our own to drift or get relaxed in the things that the Lord can use to draw us closer to Him - reading the Word, prayer, obedience to Him, etc.  Accountability is gift that will help guard against this and will push us towards a deeper walk with Christ - which is what we want most of all!

I am so excited as I think of each of you taking part in the Summer Devotions Pursuit and your times with your accountability partners of "strengthening their hand in God" as you point one another to Jesus and the Word!  From experience, I have found that this is a powerful tool that the Lord can use to aid in deepening our walk with Him - and that is the goal of our life!

May the Lord bless you as you strengthen one another's hand in God!

"Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another." Proverbs 17:17

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