Everyone has a cross-shaped hole in their heart, a gap we often try to fill with earthly relationships. But nothing will satisfy our need for God other than God. To make sure we don’t place God?like expectations on our earthly relationships, we must do the first things first and secure our relationship with Jesus Christ.
Once that vertical relationship is secured, then you can begin to reinforce it with those soul-nourishing relationships through others. And when our front line of defense is reinforced with the right friends, together, we can stand strong in the face of the enemy.