Friendship From God

For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God
— 1 Thessalonians 3:9

Everyone who comes across our life's path has value. We can learn something from each one. But, sometimes you are blessed with a very special person that you just know is sent from God. A friendship that you cannot imagine your life without. 

With their faith, they bring comfort to your affliction when you are distressed, as Paul says in verse 7. They have empathy for you when you are down and rejoice with you when you are happy. They share your joys and your sorrows. They will tell you the truth, that you need to hear, even if it hurts. 

And though, even the closest to us may fail us from time to time, these kinds of people always hold a special place in our hearts. When you make mistakes they forgive and your relationship is only stronger for it. 

These friends are very special. They are a gift from God. So, who comes to your mind? Are you blessed with a friend like this? Thank God for them today and then send your friend a message of love and let them know what they mean to you. Don't take those kinds of friendships for granted.

And, if you do not have a friend like that, remember that God is our ultimate friend. 

"And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you" 1 Thessalonians 3:12


To Ponder:

How can I give thanks for the special relationships in my life today?


Prayer:

Dear God,

     Thank You so much for the extra special relationships you have placed in my life. And thank You for all who cross my path. They can all teach me something valuable about life. Help me to learn those lessons. To listen and observe. 

And most of all, thank You for being my closest, ever-faithful, ever-loyal Friend. 

Amen

FebruaryLori HilComment