“Does she make me want to know Jesus more?”

It was a question in a comment on a recent blog post about friendships.  And I wondered– Do I make people want to know Jesus more?

It’s been the question rolling around in my brain and my heart for days.   With only a little over three months until God, Grace and Girlfriends releases, girlfriend relationships are at the forefront of my thoughts.   I’m excited and thrilled, but above all I want this book to glorify Jesus — because without His amazing love and grace  and incredible blessings it would never have made it out of my heart and onto the page.

I want the people in my life to want to know Jesus more.  I want it for my family and for my friends.  But does my life make them want to know Jesus more?  Do I challenge people to set out in faith or do I encourage them to stay inside their comfort zone?

Do I stand up and shout when a friend makes a leap of faith even when it doesn’t look like the leap I’d make?

Do I encourage the people in my life to trust God more and the world less?


What is it about a person that makes you want more Jesus? What attributes encourage, challenge and inspire you?

I would love to hear your thoughts.