I’ve mentioned before that GREAT friends are a rare commodity. I’m extremely blessed to have a few in my life. Some I consider like family.
Yesterday was a much needed day after the “feeling sorry for myself” hissy fit. Nothing that a day of retail therapy and a cool car couldn’t fix. I’ve mentioned my friend Lynn before. We met under stressful circumstances, however God puts people in our lives for a reason. When I think of her friendship I’m reminded of Philippians 1;3 “Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.”
Jesus felt the same way about his Disciples. They were like family to him. These are the people he went to even in his time of trouble when he was hunted down in the Garden of Gethsemane. Even then Jesus loved them all to the end.
I’m by no means comparing myself to Jesus nor my friends to his disciples. However, I think with anyone it’s important in life to surround yourself with people who love you and support you through thick and thin. They become extended family.
So what does this have to do with a cool car? Yes my BFF treated herself to her dream car and like any good friend I enjoyed being the Thelma to her Louise yesterday. We drove around Pennsylvania Amish country and even grabbed some lunch. I assure however no crimes were committed! Lol 😂
Many people have hundreds if not thousands of “friends” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I can assure most of them are NOT your friends. They are acquaintances. People there merely because you bumped into them at some point in your life. The Bible tells us that he “chose” his 12. John 15:16-“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”
With that, I leave you with this thought:
“An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.” E.A. Bucchianeri
Heavenly Father I praise you every day for the blessings you have given me. I pray that everyone comes to know you and love you, and take you as their own personal friend. Amen