What's the most challenging area in your life these days? Is anyone walking through that with you? Perhaps you should consider having a Spiritual Director/Soul friend.
A Soul Friend is someone with whom you can ask safe questions, share your spiritual journey, discuss issues or sin areas you are wrestling with, who will listen without judgment or knee-jerk reactions, who will ask soul-searching questions and wait for your response, who will encourage you, challenge you and make suggestions to you, speak truth to you, and pray with and for you.
It is not enough to keep watch over our souls privately. We need others. We need others to ask the hard questions. Someone we can confess our sins to and hear God’s declaration of forgiveness in Christ. Who will be that someone that can help you “keep watch over your soul?”
Greg Ogden and Daniel Meyer
Just as we individually are a dwelling place for God’s Spirit (1st Corinthians 3:16), when we meet with another to grow and deepen our relationship with Him, we experience God’s habitation! (Matthew 18:20) When you meet in God’s name – a temple of prayer is erected.
Susan S. Phillips
One of the most attractive aspects of Celtic Christianity is its stress on the importance of finding a soul friend – a notion that combines kindred spirit, mentor, spiritual director, confessor and boon companion. The Celts called such a person an anachmara- a friend of the soul – and thought no one was complete – or safe! – without one.