“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?” — Ecclesiastes 4:9-11
There is a time for everything. And this is a time for FRIENDS. The Lord keeps reminding me of this scripture, and I do believe that in this season, that God will be connecting, or reconnecting godly friendships to assist us in fulfilling our destiny. Higher calls call for better relationships. Including friendships. It’s not good to fight alone. You need friends who will be there for you and go with you through this season and every season.
Surround yourself with people who will not only laugh, and have fun with you, (even though that is so important and unfortunately missed!) but with those who will fight with you and for you in prayer. Friends who will stand, when you are weary. Those who will lift you up when you are down.
Friends who will inspire you to keep on living when you don’t want to.
Friends who will fight at times to keep hope alive when you seem to have forgotten it.
Friends who will believe in your dream more than you do yourself.
Friends who are willing to sacrifice time, energy, money, and their hearts for you.
Friends who would die for you.
Those are true friends.
Every season will bring new friends for different reasons.
However, those God places to be our constant confidants will stand the test of time and remain faithful sisters and brothers during our seasons of change.
Even though God has given us this beautiful gift of friendship; we must not forget Who The Ultimate Friend is–The Lord Jesus.
Who is not only our Best Friend…or wants to be.
But is The Friend.
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”–John 15:13
He showed us the very expression of love, and highest form of friendship when He sacrificed His life to give us ours.
He died so you and I would live.
That is what true friendship is.
Sin separated us from a holy God and someone had to sacrifice. The sacrifice required for Him to stand in the gap for you and me.
Love is bled through sacrifice, and the streams from His wounds show the heart and desire for humanity to be reconnected with God again.
The desire for one on one communication with The Creator.
A desire to be one with us and enjoy a life with Him now and into eternity.
Jesus is Friendship Personified.
In the in-between, as you walk through life, He will not only bless you with friends to help you complete the journey; but bless you with a deeper insight, about His unconditional love for you and the amazing friendship you can develop with Him.
If those friendships fail, they disappoint you, betray you, or hurt you, or even if they don’t, we can stand assured that the friendship we have with God is forever. People fail us all the time…but HE surely does not. He will always be there for you. He will always love you.
“Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His faithful love endures forever.”–Psalm 136:26
I pray the Lord helps you see the people He has placed around you to help you fight every battle in life. Friends who will stick closer than family. Time usually reveals who those lifelong friends truly are, but I pray He can reveal them to you now. I pray that myself included draw closer to God and learn from Him on how to be a better friend to Him, and others. I pray His love would fill us up to overflowing so we would have more than enough to pour in the lives of those we love–especially our godly friends. I pray we are all blessed with wisdom on how to develop real relationships and unselfishly bless them and that we all humbly grow strong in our faith together.
In Jesus Name,
Amen and AMEN!
To every season,
Let’s add to the list! What makes a good friend? And what do YOU desire in a friendship?
By the way–shout out the name of your friend today! Let them know you are thinking about them and you love them!