I have always found it fascinating how people can pass in and out of your life in the blink of an eye.  I have tried to be someone that serves those around me with a genuine heart and yet I am sure there have been times when I have failed miserably.  It is human nature to think of oneself first.  Putting others first requires a conscious decision.

In the past couple of months I have been so blessed by the entrance of a woman in my life who has proven to be all the things that you hope for in a true friend.  I find myself re-evaluating my own character in her presence.  She makes me want to be a better friend, better mom and a better wife. 

I haven’t always respected the importance of friendship.  God designed us for fellowship.  How many times have we heard that.  However, I have been traveling down the road of transition for the past year, and it dawned on me this past weekend that during this transitional period, God has directed people to me in each particular stage of the transition, that have delivered all kinds of skills, wisdom and comfort all at the exact moment I needed it. 

This led me to an epiphany.  How many times have you been on your knees in prayer begging God to speak to you, to give you the answers you need or just hold your hand.  It was my new friendship, that made me realize that God has been speaking to me everyday, through His people.  Some stay and some go, but I believe He speaks through them all.

2 thoughts on “God’s Gift Of Friendship

  1. Sometimes I think that as a individual people can do a lot- but when 2 or more get together… well, God’s there also and the possibilities are limitless! You are a blessing to everyone you encounter. I love your writing and I want to read more.

    1. Thank you so much for that comment. I appreciate you more than you know. It brings to mind Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls. For he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

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